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

Davis' Division

McCook's Corps

 

— Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis —

 
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Davis' Division Marker
Inscription.  
Davis' Division - McCook's Corps
Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis
September 19th, 1863, Noon.

1st Brigade - Colonel P. Sidney Post.
2d Brigade - Brigadier General William P. Carlin
3d Brigade - Colonel Hans C. Heg.

The Second and Third Brigades of this Division reached the foot of Lookout Mountain the morning of September 17th, the First Brigade being left at the mountain with the trains. From the morning of the 17th to the evening of the 18th the Division held a position in front of Dug Gap with Sheridan's Division on its right at the Bailey's Cross Roads. Late in the evening of the 18th it camped between Pond Spring and Crawfish Springs. Early on the 19th the Division was ordered to the left and reached this point at noon. It was immediately moved eastward under orders from General Rosecrans, to find and attack the left flank of the enemy east of Viniard's House. At the latter place it was heavily engaged from 2 p.m. until after 5 o'clock, being reinforced by Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, and by troops from Wood's and Sheridan's Divisions. Thus strengthened, the Union line,
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking south along the Osburn Road.
which had been driven west of the LaFayette Road in turn forced the enemy into the woods east of the road at sunset.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-500.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 54.347′ N, 85° 16.428′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Osburn Road north of Davis Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the roadway that is situated along the western most boundary of the National Military Park, and this particular marker is near the southern border of where this roadway enters the park. 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. Wilder's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 400 feet away); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (about 400 feet away); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 400 feet away); 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.)
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the Osburn Road.
(about 400 feet away); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 4th Indiana Cavalry (about 500 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).”
 
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, situated along the side of Osburn Road.
Jefferson C. Davis image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Jefferson C. Davis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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