Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Major General James S. Negley —
Major General James S. Negley.
September 19th, 1863, 5 p.m.
1st Brigade, - Brigadier General John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Colonel Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Colonel William Sirwell.
This division being withdrawn at 3:30 p.m. from the line it then held between Glass' Mill and Crawfish Springs Creek, reported to General Rosecrans at Widow Glenn's at 5 o'clock, and was sent forward at once to this vicinity to restore the line from which Van Cleve's Division had been driven. It first met and checked the further advance of Clayton's Brigade of Stewart's Division, which was pursuing Van Cleve and had penetrated the Union line nearly to the Tan Yard. At 6 p.m. the division advanced with Sirwell's Brigade on the right of the line and Stanley's on the left, the enemy retired into the forest east of the LaFayette road at dusk, and Negley's Division then established itself in the east edge of the Brotherton woods about 250 yards east of this, where it remained until relieved by General Wood's Division at 9:30 on the morning of the 20th, when it moved under
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-509.)
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° 54.829′ N, 85° 15.956′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling north. This tablet is located a short distance off the east 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. 104th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laiboldt's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (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 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.