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Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps.

Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest.

 

—Sept. 20, 1863 —

 
Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker
Inscription.
Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps.
Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest.
Sept. 20, 1863
Armstrong's Division - Brig. Gen. Frank C. Armstrong.
Pegram's Division - Brig Gen. John Pegram.

This Corps, except Scott's Brigade of Pegram's Division, was formed on the right of Breckinridge's Division and ordered to move forward with it. Armstrong's Division was dismounted, except a small force, and Pegram was in reserve to the right and rear. Upon moving forward, the mounted force of Armstrong's Division reached and crossed the LaFayette Road capturing the Union hospitals in the vicinity of Cloud's house. About 1 P.M. these hospitals were recaptured by the advance of Granger's Reserve Corps approaching the field from McAfee's Church. This latter column was shelled vigorously from Forrest's position, but without seriously delaying its advance. After Granger's column had passed on toward Thomas' position on Snodgrass Hill, Forrest reoccupied the Lafayette Road and held it until attacked by Turchin's Brigade of Reynold's Division near the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 34° 57.167′ N, 85° 15.606′ 
Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along the Old Lafayette Road.
W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Old Lafayette Road north of Gilbert Drive, on the right when traveling south. 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 Pursuit (here, next to this marker); Reserve Corps (here, next to this marker); First Firing on Chickamauga Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Armstrong's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (about 300 feet away); 10th Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker, situated on the south side of the Old Lafayette Road bridge.
Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Old Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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