Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Walker's Corps —
Liddell's Division ...... Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.
September 20, 1863, 5:30 P.M., 3d Position
24th Mississippi, - Captain B.F. Toomer - Captain J.D. Smith.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbell.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales - Major James M. Johnson.
34th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel Hugh A. Reynolds - Captain H.J. Bowen.
Fowler's (Alabama) Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.
The Brigade advanced about 5 o'clock from the glade 7oo yards east of this point, with Govan's Brigade on its left, and occupied this position without opposition.
It was at once subjected to a heavy artillery fire from the left and also from a battery of Dan McCook's Brigade posted some 800 yards to the right and front.
Soon after Turchin's Brigade of Reynold's Division, supported by Robinson's (King's) Brigade of the same Division, which were withdrawing from the south end of the Kelly field, swept out of the woods west of the
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1229.)
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° 56.397′ 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. Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Liddell's Division (a few steps from this marker); Brannan's Division (a few steps from this marker); Turchin's Brigade.Adam's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); 12 - Pounder Mountain Howitzer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield Monuments (about 300 feet 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 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.