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

Walthall's Brigade

Liddell's Division

 

—Walker's Corps —

 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Text on the First Tablet:

Walthall's Brigade.
Liddell's Division ......... Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.
September 19, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
24th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel R. P. McKelvaine.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbel.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales.
34th Mississippi, - Major William G. Pegram.
Fowler's Alabama Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.

This Brigade as the right of Liddell's Division advanced about 10:30 A.M. from the Alexander's Bridge and Viniard Road to the relief of Walker's Division then engaged with portions of Brannan's and Baird's Union divisions.

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Text on the Second Tablet:

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The Brigade struck the left of Scribner's Brigade of Baird's Division and after brief resistance from that line pushed on to the next crest north then occupied in part by King's Brigade of Baird's Division. Taking a portion of this Brigade in flank capturing its battery (N, 5th U.S.) and many prisoners it pushed on after King's retiring Brigade but was checked by VanDerveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division.
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
The regular battery was almost immediately recaptured by the 9th Ohio of Van Deriver's Brigade. At the same time Croxton's Brigade appeared on the left flank of Liddell's Brigade and both Walthall and Liddell were hastily withdrawn by their right flank and reformed in rear of Cheatham's line which was then arriving.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1226.)
 
Location. 34° 55.361′ N, 85° 14.56′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located within shouting distance, east, of the nearby intersection. 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. 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 79th Illinois 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
 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northeast, towards the woods.
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking southeast along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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