Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps
Colonel Luther P. Bradley, Colonel Nathan H. Walworth.
September 19, 1863, 4:30 p.m., 1st Position
22d Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Francis Swanwick.
27th Illinois - Colonel Johnathan R. Miles.
42d Illinois - Colonel Nathan H. Walworth.
42d Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel John A. Hottenstein.
51st Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Samuel B. Raymond.
Battery C, 1st Illinois - Captain Mark H. Prescott
This Brigade arrived at Viniard's from Lee and Gordon's Mill soon after 4 o'clock. It formed in two lines on the lower ground south and west of the house and upon reaching the crest of the slope in its front came under a withering fire from the enemy.
Colonel Bradley was wounded and Colonel Walworth took command, and brought up the second line to the relief of the first. After severe fighting the enemy was repulsed and the 8th Indiana Battery of Buell's Brigade of Wood's Division was recaptured.
There was light fighting thereafter until sunset when the enemy withdrew into the forest east of Viniard's
The Brigade lay in line in bivouac on the ground of its fighting until 4 a.m. when it was withdrawn with the other brigades of its Division to the high ground next west of Widow Glenn's.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-554.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.147′ N, 85° 15.633′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. Touch for map. 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. 51st Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (here, next to this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (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 Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.