Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger
Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger.
Sept. 20, 1863, 1 P.M.
1st Division - Brig. Gen. James B. Steedman.
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division - Col. Daniel McCook.
On the morning of the 20th of September the Reserve Corps was in the vicinity of McAfee's church, 2 1/4 miles northeast of this point. Gen. Granger, about noon, judging by the firing that Gen. Thomas was hard pressed, marched in haste with Steedman's Division to his assistance, guided by the sound of the guns, and without orders. While passing this point at 1 o'clock, Forrest's Cavalry attacked his flank without delaying him. He deployed Whitaker's Brigade upon the high ground west of this road and drove the enemy's cavalry away from the Union hospital at Cloud Spring. He then sent back for McCook's Brigade and posting it on the next crest south of Cloud's and West of McDonald's, rapidly pressed on with the rest of his command to he vicinity of the Snodgrass House where he reported to Gen. Thomas.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
Location. 34° 57.171′ N, 85° 15.607′ Click for map. This historic marker is located where the Old Lafayette Road crosses a creek, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for two blocks, and just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. (here, next to this marker); Forrest's Pursuit (a few steps from this marker); First Firing on Chickamauga Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armstrong's Brigade. (about 300 feet away); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
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