Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Longstreet's Corps —
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry Benning.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
2d Georgia, - Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, - Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, - Colonel J.d. Waddell.
This Brigade being the right of the second line of the Division advanced about 11:15 A.M. from the low ground beyond the first crest east of this point and attacked Brannan's Division which was forced to the rear. The Brigade capturing four pieces of artillery followed until its Division was checked by a portion of Wood's troops formed on the high ground in the north end of the Dyer field. At that point McLaws' Division which had followed in the track of Hood's passed to the front and engaged Wood's line. Benning's Brigade remained in the forest east of Dyer's field.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1135.)
Location. 34° 55.269′ N, 85° 15.74′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Poe Road west of Lafayette Road. Click for map. This historical
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This particular Georgia Brigade Tablet, is part of a line of Georgia Regimental Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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