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

Polk's Brigade

Cleburne's Division

— Hill's Corps —

 
 
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Polk's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Polk's Brigade
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps
Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk
September 20, 1863.

1st Arkansas - Colonel John W. Colquitt.
3rd and 5th Confederate - Colonel J. A. Smith.
2nd Tennessee - Colonel William D. Robison.
35th Tennessee - Colonel Benjamin J. Hill.
48th Tennessee - Colonel George H. Nixon.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery - Lieutenant Thomas J. Key.

This Brigade, being the right of Cleburne's Division, with Wood's Brigade on its left, and two batteries of Breckinridge's Division on its right, moved forward from this line about 10 a.m. and attacked the Union breastworks on the crest. After fighting for an hour, being out of ammunition the Brigade fell back 400 yards and remained until 4 p.m. At that hour it moved to the right, formed on the left of Jackson's Brigade and, partially wheeling to the left, attacked the northeast salient of the Union line 500 yards to the right of the morning attack. In this assault the Brigade broke through the Union lines, capturing many prisoners, and pursued to the Lafayette road, reaching
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the latter a little before dark.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1205.)
 
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° 55.436′ N, 85° 14.727′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road north of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, just off one of the park's east to west roadways, part way along a trail into the woods, very near the John Ingraham's grave. 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. Liddell's Brigade (here, next to this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Willich's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); Jackson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 49th Ohio Infantry
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Polk's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated along a secondary park trail in the woods.
(about 700 feet away); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 700 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).”
 
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Polk's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet in a small clearing in the woods.
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Polk's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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