Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel William W. Berry
September 19, 1863, 1 P.M., 1st Position.
6th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Hagerman Tripp.
5th Kentucky - Colonel William W. Berry.
1st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Bassett Langdon.
93d Ohio - Colonel William H. Martin.
93d Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram Strong.
5th Indiana Battery, - Captain Peter Simonson.
This Brigade advanced with its Division from the Kelly Field at noon, reaching this position about 1 o'clock p.m. Willich's Brigade was on its right and Dodge's in reserve. It first became engaged on this ground where it struck the left of Forrest's dismounted cavalry, and forced it to retire upon Cheatham's line. After severe fighting with the right of Cheatham's Division and troops of Forrest it moved forward and reached the field where Scribner's Brigade of Baird's Division first became engaged and occupied that position.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-538.)
Location. 34° 55.598′ N, 85° 14.973′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road north of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's east to west roadways. 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. 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Croxton's Brigade (about 500 feet away); John Ingraham's Grave (about 700 feet away); The Cost of Chickamauga (about 700 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willich's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.