Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson —
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
September 20, 1863.
Johnson's Brigade, - Colonel John S. Fulton.
Gregg's Brigade, - Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
McNair's Brigade - Brigadier General Evander McNair.
McNair's Brigade - Colonel David Coleman.
The Division was formed on this line at 7 a.m. At 11:10 a.m. it advanced. Wood's Union Division was at the moment moving to the left from the front of Johnson. The latter Division advanced into the opening under a heavy fire from adjacent lines soon broke the Union center and gained the Dyer fields. Upon entering these fields the division bore slightly to the right capturing fifteen guns on the high ground west and northwest of the Dyer house and separating the Union Divisions of Davis and Sheridan from the rest of the army. With the assistance of Hood's and McLaws' Divisions which had first followed in the track of Johnson and then turned more to the right the Union center was thrown into disorder. At 2 o'clock Johnson's line faced Snodgrass Hill at Vittetoe's ready to assault.
Location. 34° 55.104′ N, 85° 15.422′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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).”
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.