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

Cruft's Brigade

Palmer's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Cruft's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Cruft's Brigade
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Charles Cruft.

September 19, 1863, 12:30 P.M., 1st Position.
31st Indiana - Colonel John T. Smith.
1st Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel Alva R. Hadlock.
2d Kentucky - Colonel Thomas D. Sedgewick.
90th Ohio - Colonel Charles H. Rippey.
1st Ohio Light Battery B, Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin.

This Brigade advanced as the center echelon of Palmer's Division from the vicinity of the Poe House, having Hazen's Brigade to its left and Grose's to its right. Five companies of the 1st Kentucky were absent serving as train guard. The Brigade came into action on this ground encountering the line of Cheatham's Division, and pushed forward into position south of the road to Brotherton's, where it was severely engaged for nearly two hours. About four o'clock most of the Brigade was moved to the right to the assistance of Grose's Brigade which was being forced rapidly to the rear, and a little later, being joined by a portion of Turchin's Brigade of Reynolds' Division, the advance of the enemy on this part of the field was checked. After the close of the fighting the brigade was withdrawn to the LaFayette Road near Kelly's house to bivouac. From this point it
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Cruft's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east along Brotherton Road.
was ordered to the support of Johnson's Division which had been attacked at dusk east of the Brock field, by Cleburne's and Cheatham's troops. After proceeding for some distance toward Johnson's lines the attack upon the latter ended, and the Brigade returned to the ground of its bivouac.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-575.)
 
Location. 34° 55.166′ N, 85° 15.135′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways, about midway between the LaFayette Road and the Alexander Bridge 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. Palmer's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazen's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Grose's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 24th Ohio Infantry
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Cruft's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along Brotherton Road.
(about 700 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLaw's Division (approx. 0.2 miles 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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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