Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigader General John M. Brannan.
September 20, 1863. until 11:30 a.m.
1st Brigade ... Colonel John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade ... Colonel John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade ... Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.
Before daylight of the 20th, Croxton's and Connell's brigades were brought forward from their bivouac on the slope west of Dyer's house and placed in line west of Poe's house and between Reynold's and Negley's divisions. Early in the morning Van Derveer's brigade was placed in reserve in the east edge of the Dyer field, and about 10 o'clock was dispatched toward Baird and struck Breckinridge's division at the Lafayette road marching south through the Kelly field, and assisted in repulsing it. At 11:30 o'clock Brannan's line was attacked on the right and in rear by Hood's division of Longstreet's column, driven from the field, and parts of Connell's and Croxton's brigades rallied on Snodgrass Hill.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 497A.)
Location. 34° 55.363′ N, 85° 15.719′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Click for map. This historical marker is located in the central section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, just west of LaFayette Road, in the midst of a line of Union markers and monuments, that run along 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 300 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.