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

Croxton's Brigade.

Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
1. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
View of both of the tablet's for Croxton's Brigade, situated along the west side of the Poe Road.
Inscription. Text on the first Tablet:

Croxton's Brigade
Brannan's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Sept. 20, 1863. 11 A.M.
10th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana - Col. Chas. W. Chapman.
74th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Myron Baker.
4th Kentucky - Maj. Robert M. Kelley.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
10th Kentucky - Col. Wm. H. Hays.
1st Ohio Light Battery C - Lieut. Marco B. Gary.

This brigade moved before daylight of the 20th of Sept. from its bivouac near the Dyer house to this line where it formed with Connell's brigade on its right. Croxton's brigade and Reynolds' division were attacked about 11 A.M. by Stewart's division, which after severe fighting withdrew to its first position.

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Text on the second Tablet:

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Before noon Croxton was driven from his position by Hood's division of Longstreet's Corps, supported by McLaw's division which had advanced into the gap in the Union line on the right of the division and attacked it in flank. Two regiments of the brigade, the 10th and 74th Indiana, after facing to the rear, vigorously attacked the enemy which had turned the right and subsequently
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
2. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first historical tablet featuring the Croxton's Brigade.
withdrew to the left and joined Reynolds' division east of the Kelly field. Parts of the rest of the brigade fell back and took position on Snodgrass Hill. Strength in action Sept. 19th, 2,401 officers and men. Total casualties for the battle: killed 131; wounded 729; captured or missing 79; Total 938. Percentage of loss, 39.07.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 572.)
 
Location. 34° 55.392′ N, 85° 15.702′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. 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. Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second historical tablet featuring the Croxton's Brigade.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 31st Ohio Infantry (about 400 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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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
 
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
4. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical tablets, looking south along the Poe Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 20 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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