Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Hill's Corps —
Breckinridge's Division, - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall.
September 20, 1863, 10:30 a.m.
1st, and 3rd, Florida, - Colonel William S. Dilworth.
4th, Florida, - Colonel W.L.L. Bowen.
47th, Georgia, - Captain William S. Phillips.
60th, North Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel James M. Ray.
Mebane's Tennessee Battery, - Captain John W. Mebane.
This Brigade being the center of Breckinridge's Division, advanced from a line about 700 yards northeast of the Kelly Field at 9:30 a.m. and reached this position about 10 o'clock, encountering and driving in two lines of skirmishers. Here it changed direction to face south, and with its right on the Lafayette Road, and Adams' Brigade in line with it west of the road, advanced into the Kelly Field, passing the left flank of the Union line and gaining its rear.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1215.)
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° 56.239′ N, 85° 15.55′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the field just south, and across the street from, the park's Visitor Center. 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. Florida Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Slocomb's Louisiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Brigade. (about 300 feet away); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Kentucky State Memorial (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 August 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.