Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Longstreet's Corps —
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
September 19, 1863, 4 P.M., 2nd Position
2nd Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd.
2nd Georgia, - Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, - Colonel Dudley M. DuBose.
15th Georgia, - Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, - Colonel J.D. Waddell.
The Brigade moving from the crest in the woods northeast of this position, held this line until after 4 p.m., being heavily engaged with Carlin's and Heg's Brigades, supported by Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry. About 3:30 p.m. Harker's Brigade followed by Buell's arrived from Lee and Gordon's Mill, and reenforced the Union line. Harker passed north, and the rest of the Union line was driven across the fields west of Viniard's. Benning occupying the ground around the Viniard house with his advance in the ravine. The Union forces rallied and re-occupied this ground, forcing Benning to withdraw into the forest in his rear at sunset.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1133.)
Location. 34° 54.295′ Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school house. 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. Harker's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.