Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Text on the First Tablet:
Reynolds' Division, .......... Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 20, 1863.
18th Kentucky - Colonel Hubbard K. Milward.
18th Kentucky - Captain John B. Heltemes.
11th Ohio - Colonel Philander P. Lane.
92nd Ohio - Colonel Benjamin D. Fearing.
92nd Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Putnam, Jr.
36th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram F. Devol.
Indiana Light Artillery, 21st Battery - Captain William F. Andrew.
Text on the Second Tablet:
The Brigade formed on this line early September 20th, and constructed log works in its front. The Confederates attacked soon after 10 A.M. and after an hour's fighting were repulsed. After the break in the center of the Union line near Brotherton's the right of the Brigade was thrown to the rear and faced south. E.A. King's Brigade on its right being still further withdrawn and faced toward Poe's and the LaFayette road. About 5 P.M. the Brigade withdrew, marching north on the LaFayette road to the north side of the Kelly field, where it filed to the left, and facing north charged through the fields south and west of McDonald's
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-642.)
Location. 34° 55.543′ N, 85° 15.428′ 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 near the end of the long 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. 18th Kentucky (USA) (here, next to this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynold's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry Eufaula Alabama Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Ohio Infantry (about 300 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, "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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