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

Adams’ Brigade

Breckinridge's Division.

 

—Hill's Corps. —

 
Adams' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Adams' Brigade Marker
Inscription. Text on the First Tablet:

Adams' Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
Colonel Randall Lee Gibson. September 20, 1863, 11 a.m.

32nd Alabama, - Major John C. Kimbell.
13th and 20th Louisiana, - Colonel Randall Lee Gibson.
13th and 20th Louisiana, - Captain E. M. Dubroca.
16th and 25th Louisiana, - Colonel Daniel Gober.
19th Louisiana, - Major Loudon Butler.
19th Louisiana, - Captain H. A. Kennedy.
14th Louisiana Battalion, - Major J. E. Austin.
Slocomb's (Louisiana) Battery, - Captain C. H. Slocomb.

Text on the Second Tablet:

After overcoming sharp resistance from John Beatty's and Stanley's Union brigades Adams' brigade reached this line Stovall's brigade somewhat retired on its left in the Kelly field. Here Stovall was attacked in front and Adams on the left flank by a sudden charge of Van Derveer's brigade assisted on its right by an oblique fire of canister from Goodspeed's Ohio battery and on its left by Stanley's brigade. Under this attack both brigades withdrew to a position near their morning line. In the final assault late in the afternoon this brigade advanced in the center of its division and pursued the Union troops into the woods west of the Chattanooga
Adams' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Adams' Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
road.

 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1123.)
 
Location. 34° 55.941′ N, 85° 15.654′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Vittetoe-Chickamauga south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along one of the park's secondary roads, a short distance into the woods, south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 104th Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Stanley's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 88th Indiana Regiment (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
Adams' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Adams' Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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)."

Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering. Union markers are painted blue with white text; Confederate markers are painted white with red text. Most of these tablets and plaques have integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association to the historically significant period of Commemorative/Park Development (1895-1899).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Adams' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Adams' Brigade Marker
View of tablets in the woods, looking east, with a distant view of the Glenn-Kelly Road in the left-center background, and a view of the backside of a Union tablet in the right background.
Adams' Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Adams' Brigade Marker
View of marker in the woods with a view of the backside of a Union tablet in the left background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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