Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps
Brigader General John K. Jackson
(September 19, 1863, noon.)
1st Georgia (Confederate) 2nd Battalion, - Major James C. Gordon.
5th Georgia - Colonel Charles P. Daniel.
2nd Georgia Battalion, Sharpshooters - Major Richard H. Whatley.
5th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel W. L. Sykes.
8th Mississippi - Colonel John C. Wilkinson.
Scorn's (Georgia) Battery - Captain John Scogin.
This Brigade, the right of its Division, with Preston Smith's Brigade on its left, formed line of battle near the high ground south of this position about 10:30 a.m. It came into action on this line and drove the enemy to the high ground next northwest, capturing three guns. Here it encountered the troops of Johnson's Division about noon, and after two hours hard fighting the Brigade was withdrawn to the line from which it first advanced, and Maney's Brigade took its place. Maney was soon forced to retire to the rear of Jackson.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1167.)
Location. 34° 55.331′ N, 85° 14.729′ 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, east of the LaFayette Road and near the intersection with 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. Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument (about 600 feet away); 79th Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 30th Indiana Infantry (about 700 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
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