Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Walker's Reserve Corps
Major General W.H.T. Walker
Major General W.H.T. Walker.
September 19, 1863. 7 a.m.
Walker's Division, - Major General W.H.T. Walker.
Liddell's Division, - Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell.
The Corps crossed the Chickamauga at Byram's Ford during the afternoon and night of the 18th, and bivouacked near Alexander's house. At daylight of the 19th, Liddell's Division moving forward toward Lee and Gordon's Mill, was halted at this point for further orders. Ector's Brigade of Walker's Division was in rear of Liddell's line, and Wilson's Brigade was still farther in rear near Alexander house. At 9 a.m. Wilson was sent to the assistance of Forrest, who had been attacked in force near Jay's Mill. At 9:30 a.m. General Forrest ordered Ector's Brigade to that point. At 10:30 a.m. Liddell's Division was sent to the right to aid in resisting the rapidly developing attack of General Thomas' column.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-447.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.34′ N, 85° 14.64′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located several feet from the north side 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. Liddell's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (approx. half a mile away); Gregg's Brigade (approx. half a mile 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 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 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.