Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps —
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
September 20, 1863. 1st Position.
24th Illinois - Colonel Geza Mihalotzy.
24th Illinois - Captain August Mauff.
79th Pennsylvania - Colonel Henry A. Hambright.
1st Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel George B. Bingham.
21st Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel Harrison C. Hobart.
21st Wisconsin - Captain Charles H. Walker.
Indiana Light 4th Battery - Lieutenant Henry J. Willits
The Brigade was formed on this ground at 3 a.m. September 20, in two lines, with two guns in the center of each line, and two on the left of the front line in the salient, all protected by logs. Scribner's Brigade was on its left, and Dodge's Brigade of Johnson's Division on its right. The latter was early sent to the left of General Baird's line. The engagement was severe on its front from about 10 till 1 o'clock. Upon every advance of the confederate line it suffered heavily from the enfilading fire of the two guns in the salient. The Brigade held its lines until the order to withdraw some time before sundown. At this moment it was heavily attacked and suffered much loss in crossing the Kelly field. After gaining the forest west of the Lafayette Road
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 638.)
Location. 34° 55.865′ N, 85° 15.266′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's 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. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Battery (about 300 4th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 38th Indiana Infantry (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 monument and the monument'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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