Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Major General Philip H. Sheridan —
Major. General Philip H. Sheridan.
September 19, 1863, 4 p.m.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General William H. Lytle.
2nd Brigade - Colonel Bernard Laiboldt
3rd Brigade - Colonel Luther P. Bradley.
This Division marched from Pond Spring the morning of the 19th for Crawfish Springs. About 2 p.m. it was ordered to Lee and Gordon's Mill to replace Wood's Division, and upon arriving there it was ordered to proceed at once to Viniard's. Leaving Lytle's Brigade to hold the position at Lee and Gordon's Mill. Upon reaching Viniard's, soon after 4 o'clock, Bradley's Brigade was at once thrown into action to engage the enemy which had repulsed Davis. With the assistance of Wilder's Brigade and several batteries collected near Viniard's, the enemy, consisting of Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division, and Benning's and Robertson's of Hood's Division, was driven back into the forest at sundown.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-526.)
Topics. This Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.123′ N, 85° 15.67′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Viniard-Alexander Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the Viniard Field, along the Lafayette Road. 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. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.