Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Liddell’s Division, Walker’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863, 5:30 P.M.
2nd and 15th Arkansas, Lieut. Col. Rubin F. Harvey.
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
The brigade moved about 5 P.M. from the Glade 700 yards east of the Lafayette road with Walthall’s brigade on its right meeting with no opposition until it reached this position. Here it was exposed to severe artillery fire from both flanks and after a short interval Turchin’s union brigade withdrawing from the south end of the Kelly field burst out of the woods west of the Lafayette road and charged along the front of the brigade and forced it to withdrawal in considerable confusion to the woods east of the road. From this point it advanced to the vicinity of the McDonald house in bivouacked.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1190.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 56.292′ N, 85° 15.558′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is a short distance north of tour stop 1. 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. Florida Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Slocomb's Louisiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stovall's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Adam's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Withdrawal of the Union Left (about 600 feet away); Turchin's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Chickamauga (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. Parking is available at tour stop # 1, small lot on the east side of Lafayette Road.
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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 277 times since then and 15 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.