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

E. King's Brigade

Reynolds’ Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. E. King's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  Text on the first tablet:

King's Brigade
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Edward A. King
Colonel Milton S. Robinson
September 20, 1863, Afternoon
68th Indiana - Captain Edmund Finn
75th Indiana - Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
75th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel William O''Brien.
101st Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Doan.
105th Ohio - Major George T. Perkins.
Indiana Light Artillery 19th Battery - Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey.

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Text on the second tablet:

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Upon the retreat of two brigades of Brannan's Divisions from the vicinity of the Poe House after the break at the Union center, General Reynolds moved King's Brigade to the left and across the Lafayette Road, and formed it in front of the Kelly Field, facing south. It was not seriously engaged during the afternoon. About 5 p.m. Colonel King was killed and Colonel Robinson took command. At 5:30 it withdrew with the division passing north on the Lafayette Road to the fields south of McDonald's, where at sunset it took part
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. E. King's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of text on the first tablet.
with Turchin's Brigade in a charge northward upon the flank of Liddell's Division, forcing it east of the Lafayette Road. It then proceeded to Rossville. Near Mullis Hill the 68th and 101st Indiana were detached to cover Brannan's withdrawal from Snodgrass Ridge.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-606.)
 
Location. 34° 55.574′ N, 85° 15.548′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the wooded area between the Kelly Field and the Poe Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 101st Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of Baird's and Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Baird's Division
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. E. King's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of text on the second tablet.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To The Opening of the Battle (about 400 feet away); Route of Croxton's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet 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 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
 
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet in a clearing in the woods, closely situated to the 101st Indiana marker.
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet in a clearing in the woods,
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. E. King's Brigade Marker
Another view of the tablet in a clearing in the woods, closely situated to the 101st Indiana marker.
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
7. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-606, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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