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

Breckinridge's Division

Hill's Corps

 

—Major General John C. Breckinridge —

 
Breckinridge's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Breckinridge's Division Marker
Inscription.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Major General John C. Breckinridge.
September 20, 1863.
Helm's Brigade, - Brigadier General Benjamin H. Helm.
Helm's Brigade, - Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
Adam's Brigade, - Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
Stovall's Brigade, - Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall.

This Division formed for attack about 600 yards east of this point with Helm's brigade on the left Stovall's in the center and Adams' on the right. About 9:30 it advanced. Helm's brigade moving under heavy fire emerged from the woods at this point and assaulted the Union lines on the opposite side of this glade. In three assaults it was repulsed with very heavy loss though the right of the brigade penetrated to the Lafayette road and captured two guns of Bridges' battery. Stovall and Adams reached the Lafayette road without serious opposition. These latter brigades then changed front to the left and advanced south Adams being on the right and Stovall on the left of the Lafayette road to point in the Kelly field quite in the rear of the Union left.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1087.)
 
Location. 34° 
Breckinridge's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Breckinridge's Division Marker
View of the marker looking north along the distant line of Georgia regimental monuments, and a distant view of the Alexander Bridge Road.
56.016′ N, 85° 15.276′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east on Alexander Bridge Road. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge 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. Walker's Division (a few steps from this marker); Gist's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Georgia, 2nd Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gist's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
Breckinridge's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Breckinridge's Division Marker
View, looking west, of the Union monuments and markers that are just beyond the Alexander Bridge Road, as seen from the featured marker.
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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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