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

Liddell's Division

Walker's Corps

— Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell —

 
 
Liddell's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Liddell's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Liddell's Division, - Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell.
September 19, 1863, 8 a.m.
Liddell's Brigade, - Colonel Daniel C. Govan.
Walthall's Brigade, - Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall.

Shortly after sunset the division moved forward to this position from the line it occupied after its repulse at noon. Upon entering the field west of the road it was at first subjected to a front and enfilading fire and soon after when it had advanced from 120 to 130 yards west of the road with its skirmishers 300 yards in front, the line of Turchin's Brigade of Reynolds' division swept out of the woods to the south and charged along the front of Liddell's Division capturing a part of its skirmishers and a field officer and forcing the line to withdraw a considerable distance east of the road. After Reynolds' troops had passed Liddell's Division returned and bivouacked north of this position. Turchin's column was the advance of the Union withdrawal. Total force in action during the battle 3175, killed 162, wounded 963, missing 277, total 1402. Percentage of loss 44.16.
 
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1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1106.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.405′ N, 85° 15.528′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. The tablet is located on the east side of the roadway, a few feet off of the roadway, across the street from the park's Visitor Center, in a row with three additional tablets. 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. Brannan's Division (here, next to this marker); Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Walthall's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 12 - Pounder Mountain Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Monuments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga
Liddell's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Liddell's Division Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking north along the LaFayette Road.
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).”
 
Liddell's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Liddell's Division Marker
View of the tablet (in foreground of picture) looking south along the LaFayette Road.
Liddell's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Liddell's Division Marker
View of the tablet on the east side of the LaFayette Road, situated a few feet off of the roadway. Across the street, in the background, is a view of the park visitor center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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