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

Post's Brigade

Davis' Division

— McCook's Corps —

 
 
Post's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Post's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Post's Brigade
Davis' Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel P. Sidney Post.
September 19 and 20, 1863.

59th Illinois, Lieutenant Colonel Joshua C. Winters.
74th Illinois, Colonel Jason Marsh.
75th Illinois, Colonel John E. Bennett.
22nd Indiana, Colonel Michael Gooding.
5th Wisconsin Battery, Captain George Q. Gardner.

The Brigade was not engaged on this field. It remained at Steven's Gap on the 19th guarding wagon trains. On the morning of the 20th it marched for Crawfish Spring and skirmishing at intervals with Wheeler's cavalry reached the Spring at 1 p.m. when finding all communication cut off with its corps at 5 p.m. it marched back on Chattanooga Creek and bivouacked near McCulloch's house near daylight of the 21st. Casualties: killed 1, wounded 5, missing 19, total 25.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-623.)
 
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° 
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54.127′ N, 85° 16.379′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Wilder Road south of Glenn-Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the side of a park roadway, in a small cluster of one tablet and three monuments. 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. 74th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 59th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis' Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Laiboldt's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
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on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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