Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Van Cleve's Division
—Thomas’ Corps —
Van Cleve's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Sidney M. Barnes
September 20, 1863 2d Position.
35th Indiana - Major P. Dufficy.
8th Kentucky - Major John S. Clark.
21st Kentucky - Colonel S.W. Price. (at Whitesides)
51st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Chas. H. Wood.
99th Ohio - Colonel Peter T. Swaine.
3d Wisconsin Battery - Lieutenant Courtland Livingston.
This Brigade advanced about 9 a.m. on the left of Wood's Division from its bivouac west of Dyer's and formed on the right of Brannan's Division near Poe's. Moving to the left with Wood's Division it was dispatched to the left of Baird's line north of the Kelly field where about noon it entered the general action on this ground. It was hotly engaged for over an hour, advancing beyond the Alexander Bridge road. Shortly before sundown it was heavily attacked and retired fighting to the forest west of the LaFayette road, and thence withdrew with the army to Rossville.
The Battery while following the Brigade into action, was ordered back to the high ground on the west side of the Dyer field where five of its guns were captured by Bushrod Johnson's Division. Strength in action September 19th, officers and men 1223; loss, killed, wounded and missing,
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 543.)
Location. 34° 56.014′ N, 85° 15.373′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Battleline Road. Click for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located on a park hiking trail that proceeds eastward, towards the Lafayette Road, into the woods, from the parking area located at the northern end of Battleline 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. 99th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 19th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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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