Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Maj. Gen. James S. Negley —
Maj. Gen. James S. Negley.
Sept. 20, 1863, 10 A.M.
1st Brigade, - Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Col. William Sirwell.
On moving from the Dyer field Beatty's brigade formed line at right angles to this road facing north. His left was soon advanced to the high ground near the McDonald house and immediately became engaged. General Negley hastened with Stanley's brigade to the support of Beatty then being forced back and at once became engaged on the right of Beatty in the woods west of the Kelly field both brigades facing north. Sirwell's brigade upon being relieved near Brotherton's at 10 A.M. was ordered to support the left of Beatty but before joining him was ordered to Snodgrass Ridge.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 512.)
Location. 34° 56.101′ N, 85° 15.573′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 88th Indiana Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kentucky State Memorial (about 400 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Bridges' Illinois Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bridges' Illinois Battery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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