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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ector's Brigade

Walker's Division

— Walker's Corps —

 
 
Ector's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Ector's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Ector's Brigade
Walker's Division - Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector.
September 19, 1863, 9:30 a.m. 1st Position

Stone's Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters - Major T.O. Stone.
Pound's Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain M. Pound.
29th North Carolina - Colonel William B. Creasman.
9th Texas - Colonel William H. Young
10th Texas .............. Lieutenant Colonel C.R. Earp.
14th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted, .... Colonel J.L. Camp.
32d Texas .................. Colonel Julius A. Andrews.

This Brigade arrived at Jay's Mill from the vicinity of Alexander's house soon after 9 a.m. It formed on the left of Dibrell's Brigade and attacked the front of Van Derveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division.
The fighting continued with severity till about 11 o'clock when the Brigade was obliged to retire, its left flank in the withdrawal coming under fire of the left battalions of King's Brigade of Baird's Division, then just relieving Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division.
It halted in the vicinity of Jay's Mill until near sundown
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and was not further engaged.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1152.)
 
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° 56.087′ N, 85° 14.236′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road east of Rock Haven Lane, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located well off the side of the roadway, in a clearing south of 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. 2nd Minnesota Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Mitchell's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 87th Indiana Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 35th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); J. King's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased
Ector's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Ector's Brigade Marker
A distant view of the tablet in a distant clearing in the woods, south of the roadway.
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).”
 
Ector's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Ector's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, situated in a wooded clearing.
Ector's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Ector's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the trail that leads from the tablet, through the woods, back to the roadway.
Ector's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Ector's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet situated in the clearing in the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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