Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Liddell’s Division, Walker’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863, 12:30 P.M.
2nd and 15th Arkansas, Lieut. Col. Rubin F. Harvey.
5th and 13th Arkansas, Lieut. Col. John E. Murray.
6th and 7th Arkansas, Lieut. Col. Peter Snyder.
8th Arkansas and 1st Louisiana, Regulars, Maj. A. Watkins.
Warren’s Mississippi, Light Artillery, Lieut. H Shannon.
From the glade about 1250 yards northeast of this the brigade moved to the assistance of Gist’s brigade then assaulting the Union left. Before reaching Gist’s brigade Gist had been repulsed. The left regiment of Liddell’s struck the log works on the Union left and was repulsed. The right continued to press the Union line across the open field south of McDonnell’s and crossing the Lafayette road about 480 yards north of this continued its circular movement and swung into the Union rear at this point at 12:30 P.M. Being isolated and it’s left enfiladed and overlapped the brigade retired by the right flank westward and northward to this position from which it had advanced.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1189.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 56.008′ N, 85° 15.572′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road, 0.2 miles south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 400 feet away); 47th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); Stovall's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away); 60th North Carolina Infantry (about 500 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Also see . . . Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on May 10, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.