Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General John M. Palmer —
Text on the First Tablet:
Major General John M. Palmer.
September 20, 1863, until 5:45 P.M.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Cruft.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William B. Hazen.
3rd Brigade - Colonel William Grose.
The Division was formed on this line before daylight, with Johnson's Division on its left and Reynolds' on its right. Hazen's and Cruft's Brigades were on the front in double lines, the former on the right. Grose's Brigade was posted in reserve. The line was protected by hastily constructed barricades of logs and rails. At 9 o'clock Grose's Brigade, except the 23rd Kentucky which re-enforced Hazen's Brigade, proceeded to the left and took active part in repulsing the various attacks in that quarter, and suffered severely. About 2 P.M. it rejoined its Division and later replaced Hazen's Brigade on the front line, when the latter was dispatched westward of the Lafayette Road to Wood's position on Snodgrass Hill.
Text on the Second Tablet:
At 10 A.M. Cleburne's Division attacked Palmer's and Johnson's fronts, and Stewart assaulted simultaneously further to the
The losses of the Division during the two days battle were: killed 134; wounded 1031; missing 203; total 1,368.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-519.)
Location. 34° 55.687′ N, 85° 15.358′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders 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 just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th 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).”
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