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

Trigg's Brigade

Preston's Division

 

—Buckner's Corps —

 
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. Trigg's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Trigg's Brigade.
Preston's Division, - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel Robert C. Trigg.
September 20, 1863, 5 P.M.

1st Florida Cavalry, Dismounted, - Colonel G. T. Maxwell.
6th Florida, - Colonel J. J. Finley.
7th Florida, - Colonel Robert Bullock.
54th Virginia, - Lieutenant Colonel John J. Wade.
Peeples' Georgia Battery, - Captain Tyler M. Peeples.

The Brigade reached this position from the Brotherton House about 5 p.m. It formed on the left of Kelly's Brigade about 5:30 p.m. and advanced to the Crest through the ravine in front of this point. It was engaged upon the slope for half an hour. Upon reaching the crest and acting in conjunction with Kelly's Brigade the two commands captured a great part of the 21st and 89th Ohio and the 22d Michigan which had been engaged to the left of Whitaker's Brigade.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1221.)
 
Location. 34° 55.517′ N, 85° 16.321′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. Trigg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking southwest along the Vittetoe Road walking path.
tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that use to be an old farm road, that runs across the south downslope of Snodgrass Hill. 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. A different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kelly's Brigade. (about 500 feet away); 41st Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); 3rd Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (about 600 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
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. Trigg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northeast along the Vittetoe Road walking path.
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
 
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. Trigg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest, just off the Vittetoe Road walking path, and on the slope of the southwest spur of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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