Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Forrest's Corps —
Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.
Colonel George G. Dibrell.
September 19, 1863, Noon, 2nd Position
4th Tennessee - Colonel William S. McLemore.
8th Tennessee - Captain Hamilton McGinnis.
9th Tennessee - Colonel Jacob B. Biffle.
10th Tennessee - Colonel Nicholas N. Cox.
11th Tennessee - Colonel Daniel W. Holman.
O.P. Hamilton's Battalion and R. D. Allison's Squadron - Consolidated - Major Joseph Shaw
Huggins' (Freeman's) Tennessee Battery - Captain A.L. Huggins.
Morton's Tennessee Battery - Captain John W. Morton, Jr.
At noon Dibrell's Brigade moved to the left from VanDerveer's front, where it had been severely engaged, and formed in the low ground north of the Ringgold road and beyond VanDerveer's left flank, with the purpose of turning it. The movement, however, was discovered and when Dibrell's troops advanced they found VanDerveer formed on the crest above them, his infantry supported by ten guns. Dibrell's line, dismounted, assaulted with great spirit, but was repulsed after advancing
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1150A.)
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° 56.386′ N, 85° 14.419′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road east of Delores Drive, on the left when traveling east. This marker is situated on a park walking trail, several minutes walk away from the trailhead at the roadway. 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. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (about 700 feet Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This marker is situated north of the roadway, several minutes walk away from the trailhead, along a primary trail. This marker shows the position of this regiment in the action described on the nearby VanDerveer's Brigade tablet MT-645B.
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 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.