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

Pegram's Division

Forrest's Cavalry Corps

 

—Brig. Gen. John Pegram. —

 
Pegram's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Pegram's Division Marker
Inscription.
Pegram's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps
Brig. Gen. John Pegram.
Sept. 20th, 1863.
Davidson's Brigade -- Brig. Gen. H.B. Davidson.
Scott's Brigade -- Col. John S. Scott.

Davidson's Brigade of this Division took position Sunday morning Sept. 20th, about one mile east of this point, facing the road, and forming the extreme right of Bragg's Army. It observed the approach of Granger's forces from McAfee's Church and when Armstrong's Division occupied this road, Pegram's Division moved up within a quarter of a mile of this position. At dusk its advance skirmishers were in close contact with the head of General Sheridan's Union Division which had advanced from Rossville at 5 P.M., and reached near this point at 7 P.M.

Scott's Brigade operated during the day in the vicinity of Ringgold Bridge, and held that point at dark.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 34° 57.233′ N, 85° 15.622′ 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 in
Pegram's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Pegram's Division Marker
View of the historical tablet, situated near the roadside, on the front residential property, at 1919 Old Lafayette Road
front of a residence on Old Lafayette Road, and this road runs just west, and parallel to, the new Lafayette Road for two blocks, just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1919 Old Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10th Georgia Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reserve Corps (about 400 feet away); First Firing on Chickamauga Battlefield (about 400 feet away); Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. (about 400 feet away); Forrest's Pursuit (about 400 feet away); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Armstrong's Brigade. (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pegram's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Pegram's Division Marker
View of the historical tablet, 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 290 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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