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

Dick's Brigade

Van Cleve's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Dick's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Dick's Brigade.
Van Cleve's Division, - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel George F. Dick.
Sept. 20, 1863, Morning.

44th Indiana, - Lieutenant Colonel Simeon C. Aldrich.
86th Indiana, - Major Jacob C. Dick.
13th Ohio, - Captain Horatio C. Cosgrove.
59th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Granville A. Frambes.
7th Indiana Battery, - Captain George R. Swallow.

At 9 o'clock September 20th this Brigade then in position on the slope west of this tablet was sent forward with Samuel Beatty's Brigade on its right to the first ridge east of this point, thence toward the main line, and upon arriving in rear of General Brannan's Division near the Poe house were ordered still farther to the left. Dick's Brigade soon after took position in the woods west of the Kelly field in rear of Stanley's Brigade of Negley's Division, but almost immediately withdrew to the left and, with the exception of the 44th Indiana, and fragments of the 86th Indiana and 13th Ohio which rallied on Snodgrass Ridge, soon proceeded to McFarland's Gap and thence to Rossville.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-581.)
 
Location. 34° 55.262′ 
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking south along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
N, 85° 16.437′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road south of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's roadways that runs north to south, in the extreme western end of the park. 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. York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); York's Georgia Battery. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. George W. Landrum (about 600 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 800 feet away); Johnson's Division - Hood's Corp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Cleve's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
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. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, situated along the roadside of the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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