Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Maj. Gen. James S. Negley. —
Maj. Gen. James S. Negley.
Sept. 20, 1863, Morning.
1st Brigade, - Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Col. William Sirwell.
This tablet marks the left of the division during the night of September 19th. It was ordered from this position to the extreme left by General Thomas about 7:30 or 8 A.M. the 20th Gen. Rosecrans being then present with Negley directed that Beatty's brigade then in reserve in the Dyer field be sent at once the others to follow as soon as they could be replaced by other troops of Wood's and Davis's division. Stanley's brigade was relieved soon after 9:30 A.M., and Sirwell's after 10.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 511.)
Location. 34° 55.076′ N, 85° 15.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Dyer Road west of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This historical monument is located just off the Dryer Road, on the west side of the split rail fence that runs along the west side of the Brotherton Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Woods Division (here, next to this marker); Buell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 400 feet away); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (about 400 feet away); Beatty's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (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 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 •
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