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

Kershaw's Brigade

McLaws’ Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Kershaw's Brigade.
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
September 20, 1863, 1st Position.

2d South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Colonel James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland.
8th South Carolina, - Colonel John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Colonel Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Captain Joshua M. Townsend.

This Brigade on the right with Humphrey's on its left formed the third division line of Longstreet's central column of attack. It moved forward at 11:15 in support of Hood's Division in its attack on the Union line in position west of the Poe House crossed the LaFayette Road near that house and pushed forward to the Dyer Field where it wheeled to the right and passed to the front of Hood's line.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-1180.)
 
Location. 34° 55.117′ N, 85° 15.342′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the featured tablet (seen in the foreground) looking east along Brotherton Road.
is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. McLaw's Division (a few steps from this marker); Humphrey's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grose's Brigade (about 400 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
 
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Brotherton Road.
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
Another view of the tablet looking west along the Brotherton Road. The featured tablet is the one in the immediate background of the tablet in the front of the picture.
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet as seen from the Brotherton Road, looking north into the woods, along a park trail, leading to an Indiana Regimental marker.
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
A distant view of the featured tablet (seen on the far right side of the picture), looking west along the Brotherton Road. The featured tablet is the one on the far right, that is partially hidden by the tree directly in front of it.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 14 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 14, 2016.
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