Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Buckner's Corps —
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Brown. Colonel Edmund C. Cook.
September 20, 1863, 11 A.M., 1st Position
18th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel William R. Butler. Captain Gideon H. Lowe.
26th Tennessee - Major Richard M. Saffell.
32d Tennessee - Colonel Edmund C. Cook. Captain Calaway G. Tucker.
45th Tennessee - Colonel Anderson Searcy.
23d Tennessee Battalion - Captain W.P. Simpson.
Dawson's (Georgia) Battery - Lieutenant R.W. Anderson.
The Brigade formed on the line early Sunday morning with Bate's Brigade refused on its right, and McNair's Brigade of Johnson's Division on its left.
Clayton's Brigade was in its rear on the next ridge. At 11 o'clock the line moved forward toward the Poe Field, and soon came under heavy fire from Brannan's line in its front, and Reynolds' on its right flank. Wood's Brigade of Cleburne's Division went forward on Brown's right. After severe fighting the line was repulsed from in front of Brannan's barricades on the west side of the Poe Field. The troops withdrew to their morning line and remained there until ordered at 5 o'clock to rearrange their lines for an advance toward the Kelly Field. Although the attack by the Brigades of Stewart's Division
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1138.)
Location. 34° 55.212′ N, 85° 15.481′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance north of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. 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. Dawson's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Dawson's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bates Brigade Bate's Brigade (about 500 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 700 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.