Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Thomas' Corps —
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Wilder.
September 19, 1863, 4 a.m. 1st Position
92d Illinois - Colonel Smith D. Atkins.
98th Illinois - Colonel John J. Funkhouser.
123rd Illinois - Colonel James Monroe.
17th Indiana - Major William T. Jones.
72nd Indiana - Colonel Abram O. Miller.
18th Indiana Battery - Captain Eli Lilly.
This Brigade was detached from its Division. After opposing the enemy during the 18th at the Alexander Bridge crossing, and assisting Minty's Cavalry Brigade in resisting the crossing at Reed's Bridge, it fell back before Hood's advance and remained on this line during the night of the 18th, in close contact with the enemy, observing the roads from the various crossings of the Chickamauga. The 92d Illinois was with General Reynolds.
At 4 a.m. of the 19th the Brigade withdrew to the edge of the woods west of the Viniard House.
From this position it took part throughout the afternoon, and, in succession, at nearly all points on the line,
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-649.)
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° 54.103′ N, 85° 15.083′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located on the south side of the roadway, and short distance east of the roadside parking area. 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. 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 300 feet away); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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