Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
Colonel Joseph B. Dodge.
September 20, 1863, daylight, 1st Position
79th Illinois - Colonel Allen Buckner.
29th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel David M. Dunn.
30th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Orrin D. Hurd.
20th Ohio Battery - Captain Edward Grosskopff.
At daylight Sunday morning the remnant of Dodge's Brigade, consisting of the 29th and 30th Indiana, and a portion of the 79th Illinois, took position at this point as the second line of its Division. About 8 o'clock a.m. it was sent to the left of Baird's line north of the Kelly Field and took part in the engagement there until the withdrawal of the Union line about sunset.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-586.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.807′ N, 85° 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. 1st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 49th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (about 500 feet away); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Johnson's Division (about 500 feet away); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Baldwin's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 5th Indiana Battery (about 500 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 September 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.