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

J. Beatty's Brigade

Negley's Division

— Thomas' Corps —

 
 
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Beatty's Brigade
Negley's Division - Thomas' Corps.

September 20th, 9:30 a.m., 1863
104th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hapeman.
42d Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel William T. B. McIntyre.
88th Indiana - Colonel George Humphrey.
15th Kentucky - Colonel Marion C. Taylor.

Soon after reaching this position, the 88th Indiana on the left of the road and the 42d on the right of it were struck by Adams' Brigade of Breckinridge's Division, advancing over the low ridge to the northeast, while 104th Illinois and the 15th Kentucky to the right and rear were attacked in front and on both flanks by Stovall's Brigade and a portion of Helm's Brigade. The Battery concentrated on the west of the road in the edge of the woods and opened fire. The left of the Brigade was forced off the field to the west. The right was rallied by General Beatty in the woods south of the Battery, and upon the arrival of Stanley's Brigade was formed by him in its rear and directed to conform to its movements. While General Beatty was himself advancing with Stanley's line, an officer of General
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Negley's staff ordered General Beatty's regiments off the field towards Rossville. Two guns of the Battery were captured the rest retired to the vicinity of the Snodgrass House, and were at once ordered to Rossville by General Negley. General Beatty accompanied Stanley's Brigade to Snodgrass Hill and assisted in the defense at the front until the close of the battle. Strength in action 1,324: killed 17; wounded 189; missing 104; total 310. Percentage of loss 23.48.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-547.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.473′ N, 85° 15.514′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of LaFayette Road and Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south on LaFayette Road. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, about 50 feet off the side of a park roadway, very near the northwest corner of the fenced in grounds of the McDonald House. 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. 88th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated very near the northwest corner of the McDonald House grounds, with the intersection of the LaFayette Road and the Reed Bridge Road seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); W. M. Cockrum Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Right of Confederate Infantry (about 300 feet away); 11th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 12 - Pounder Mountain Howitzer (about 400 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 400 feet 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 on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
A more distant view of the tablet, situated very near the northwest corner of the McDonald House grounds, with the intersection of the LaFayette Road and the Reed Bridge Road seen in the background.
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the marker, looking northeast, with the split rail fence in the background stretching eastward along the Reed Bridge Road.
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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