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

Gracie's Brigade

Preston's Division.

 

—Buckner's Corps. —

 
Gracie's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. Gracie's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Gracie's Brigade.
Preston's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General Archibald Gracie, Jr.

September 20, 1863, 4 p.m., 1st Position
43d Alabama - Colonel Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Holt.
2d Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel Bolling Hall, Jr.
3d Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel John W.A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion - Major John D. McLennan.
63d Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Fulkerson.

Between 3 and 4 o'clock the Brigade having been brought from the vicinity of Hall's Ford was formed on this ground across the LaFayette road facing north with Kelly's Brigade in a second line and Trigg's at Brotherton's supporting Williams' Artillery. In this position Gracie's Command was subjected to a heavy artillery fire from Union batteries in the Kelly field. At 4 p.m. the Brigade was dispatched to Snodgrass Hill to the assistance of Kershaw's Brigade which had been assaulting that position since 1:30 p.m.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1155.)
 
Location. 34° 55.202′ N, 85° 15.658′ 
Gracie's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. Gracie's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, from the low lands directly in front of the tablet, looking north along the Lafayette Road.
W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, between the site of the Poe House and the Brotherton House. 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. Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Tennessee Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 400 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 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,
Gracie's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. Gracie's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking down from the elevated roadway, and looking north along the Lafayette Road.
"numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gracie's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. Gracie's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking south along the Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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