Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General Alexander P. Stewart —
Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Sept. 19, 1863, 8 A.M.
Brown’s Brigade – Brigadier General John C. Brown.
Bate’s Brigade – Brigadier General William B. Bate.
Clayton’s Brigade – Brigadier General Henry D. Clayton.
Clayton’s brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Tredford’s Ford soon after nightfall September 18th, followed early on the 19th by the remaining brigades. The division moved westward in column of brigades and formed with Clayton’s brigade in front on the left of the front line of Bushrod Johnson’s division at this point. The Eufaula battery was advanced and opened fire upon General Crittenden’s front towards Lee and Gordon’s mill, evoking an immediate response which caused some loss. At noon the division was ordered to the right to support Cheatham then heavily engaged with Johnson’s division of McCook’s Corps and Palmer’s of Crittenton’s Corps and moved rapidly in that direction. Gracie’s and Kelly’s brigades of Preston’s division were then advanced to the line upon which the Eufaula battery had been posted, near the observation tower.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1114.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker can be reached from Viniard Road half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path south of the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker, the path crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area. 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. 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Wilder's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Trigg’s Brigade (about 500 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this marker I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques (MT-1114). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.