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

Stewart's Division

Buckner's Corps

 

—Major General Alexander P. Stewart —

 
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Stewart's Division Marker
Inscription.
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps
Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
September 20th, 1863, 10 a.m.

Bate's Brigade -- Brigadier General William B. Bate.
Brown's Brigade -- Brigadier General John C. Brown
Brown's Brigade -- Colonel Edmund C. Cook
Clayton's Brigade -- Brigadier General Henry D. Clayton.

This Division having penetrated the Union line as far as the Dyer field in its advance the evening of the 19th September, retired before the approach of troops sent from right and left to the assistance of the Union center, and bivouacked to the left and rear of this position. It was formed on the 20th upon this ground, with Bate's Brigade on the right somewhat refused, Brown on the left and Clayton in the rear.

At 11 a.m., in connection with Wood's Brigade of Cleburne's Division on the right, the line attacked the Union position south of the Kelly field and west of the Poe house. The line was received with a terrific fire of artillery and musketry, and after reaching the Union rail works west of the LaFayette Road was repulsed and withdrew to the ground from which it had advanced. About the middle of the afternoon the Division moved a short distance to the front and right and faced the Union line south of the Kelly Field. Just before sunset the Division advanced,
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Stewart's Division Marker
View of the tablet situated off the primary walking trail, and near the end of a short secondary trail.
passed over the log and rail works from which Reynold's and Palmer's Divisions had withdrawn, captured a number of prisoners, and bivouacked near the Kelly House. Total strength in action, 4,398; killed, 205; wounded, 1,499; missing, 29.
Total during the battle, 1,733. Percentage of loss, 39.4.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1117.)
 
Location. 34° 55.265′ N, 85° 15.43′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. 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, a short distance off 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. Bates Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bate's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Brown's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood's Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Brown's Brigade
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Stewart's Division Marker
View, looking east, of the backside of the tablet, near the wooded lowlands.
(about 400 feet away); Dawson's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dawson's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); 36th Indiana Infantry (about 500 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).”
 
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Stewart's Division Marker
View of the featured tablet in the foreground, and a short distance north is seen two (2) Bate's Brigade tablets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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