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

Deshler's Brigade

Cleburne's Division

— Hill's Corps —

 
 
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Deshler's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Deshler's Brigade.
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General James Deshler.
September 19, 1863. 6 p.m., 1st Position

19th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hutchinson
24th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hutchinson
6th Texas Infantry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
10th Texas Infantry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
15th Texas Cavalry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
17th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
18th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
24th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
25th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
Douglas' Texas Battery - Captain James P. Douglas.

Deshler's Brigade formed on this ground as the left of Cleburne's Division soon after sunset. September 19th, with Wood's Brigade on its right. It moved forward in the direction of the Winfrey house. At dusk, supported by Preston Smith's Brigade of Cheatham's Division. It attacked the front of Johnson's Division and became involved in a desperate night fight.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
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National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1147.)
 
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° 55.036′ N, 85° 14.01′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Jays Mill Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north. The tablet is located on the west side of the roadway, a few feet off 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. Wood's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cleburne's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker's Division. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fowler’s Alabama Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.4 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 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.
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Jays Mill Road.
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).”
 
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Jays Mill Road.
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet a few feet off the roadway, near the tree-line of the nearby woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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