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

Benning's Brigade

Hood's Division

— Longstreet's Corps —

 
 
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Benning's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Bennings's Brigade
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
September 19, 1863, 4 P.M., 2nd Position

2nd Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd.
2nd Georgia, - Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, - Colonel Dudley M. DuBose.
15th Georgia, - Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, - Colonel J.D. Waddell.

The Brigade moving from the crest in the woods northeast of this position, held this line until after 4 p.m., being heavily engaged with Carlin's and Heg's Brigades, supported by Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry. About 3:30 p.m. Harker's Brigade followed by Buell's arrived from Lee and Gordon's Mill, and reenforced the Union line. Harker passed north, and the rest of the Union line was driven across the fields west of Viniard's. Benning occupying the ground around the Viniard house with his advance in the ravine. The Union forces rallied and re-occupied this ground, forcing Benning to withdraw into the forest in his rear at sunset.
 
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1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1133.)
 
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° 54.295′ N, 85° 15.676′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school house. 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. Harker's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Georgia 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
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Benning's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the LaFayette Road.
I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument'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.
 
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Benning's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west across the LaFayette Road.
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Benning's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the LaFayette Road.
 
 
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 286 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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