Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Hill's Corps —
Breckinridge's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
September 20, 1863, 9:30 a.m., 1st Position.
32nd Alabama, - Major John C. Kimbell.
13th and 20th Louisiana, - Colonel Randall Lee Gibson.
16th and 25th Louisiana, - Colonel Daniel Gober.
19th Louisiana, - Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. Turner.
14th Louisiana Battalion, - Major J. H. Austin.
Slocomb's (Louisiana) Battery, - Captain C. H. Slocomb.
Adam's Brigade reached this position from its bivouac some 400 yards east of this point about 9:30 a.m., moving with its Division in line of battle. Helm’s Brigade on the left of the Division struck the Union log-works. Adams’ Brigade on the right, and Stovall’s Brigade in the center, encountered John Beatty’s Brigade in the vicinity of the McDonald place. Adams' Brigade after dispersing the troops in its front, crossed the LaFayette road at McDonald's and wheeled so as to face south. Stovall's Brigade halted at the road. Having driven that portion of Beatty's troops confronting it across it, and formed on the left
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1121.)
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° 56.495′ N, 85° 15.113′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Reeds Bridge Road and Forrest Road, on the right when traveling east on Reeds Bridge Road. 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. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument (a few steps from this marker); J. King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); To the opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Morton's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This tablet is located along a portion of the Reeds Bridge Road that provides roadside parking spaces and the tablet is also situated at the trailhead for one of the parks better maintained walking trails.
In locating this tablet 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.