Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson —
Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson
September 20th, 1863, until 6 p.m.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General August Willich.
2d Brigade - Colonel Joseph B. Dodge.
3d Brigade - Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin.
3d Brigade - Colonel William W. Berry
Soon after Johnson's line with Baldwin on the left, Willich on the right, and Dodge moving from the rear to the right of Willich, had been attacked by Cheatham's Division advancing from the south, Palmer's Division of Crittenden's Corps appeared on Johnson's right. This enabled the latter to force Cheatham's first line considerably to the rear, capturing two guns. This advanced position was held by Johnson, without support on either flank, until 5 P.M. At that hour Starkweather and Scribner of Baird's Division were brought forward and placed to the rear of his left. At dusk Johnson and Baird while in the act of of withdrawing to take up position for the night at the Kelly Field, were furiously attacked by Cleburne and Cheatham combined. Cleburne's Division had crossed the Chickamauga at 4:30 P.M. at Thedford's Ford and moved in rear of Cheatham near Alexander's House and formed behind Walker's Corps at Jay's Mills. Passing over Walker's troops at 6 P.M., and
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-506.)
Location. 34° 55.353′ N, 85° 14.593′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the right 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. Huggins' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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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