Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
J. King's Brigade
— Thomas' Corps —
Baird's Division - Thomas Corps
Brigadier General John H. King
September 19, 1863, 2 p.m., 2d Position
15th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain Albert B. Dod,
18th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain R.E.A. Crofton,
18th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain George W. Smith,
18th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Battalion - Captain Captain Henry Haymond,
19th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain Edmund L. Smith,
5th U.S. Artillery, Battery H - Lieutenant Joshua A. Fessenden,
About two o'clock p.m. General Baird's Division was assembled on this line, King's Brigade covering the road from McDonald's house to the ground where the battle opened. About 4 o'clock Scribner's and Starkweather's Brigades were sent forward to the field of their morning fighting to support Johnson's Division then much in advance of the general line. King's Brigade remained in this position until 2 o'clock in the morning when it moved across the Kelly field. At daylight it again moved forward and took position as the left of General Baird's line around, and in advance of,
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-609.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 56.501′ N, 85° 15.099′ 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. To the opening of the Battle (here, next to this marker); Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument (a few steps from this marker); Morton's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Adams' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Smith's Brigade (about 500 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 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.