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

Bates Brigade

Stewart's Division

— Buckner's Corps —

 
 
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. Bates Brigade Marker
Inscription.  Text on the first tablet:

Bate's Brigade
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General William B. Bate.
September 19, 1863, 11 a.m.

58th Alabama - Colonel Bushrod Jones.
37th Georgia - Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Smith.
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters - Lieutenant Joel Towers.
15th and 37th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel R. Dudley Frayser.
20th Tennessee - Major W. M. Shy.
Eufaula Artillery (Alabama Battery) - Captain McDonald Oliver.

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Text on the second tablet:

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About 11 o'clock Bate's Brigade moved from beyond the first crest in the woods east of this position and at once became engaged with Union troops in line west of the Lafayette Road at the Poe Place. The advance through the open field was made under a fire which occasioned heavy loss. The left of the Brigade crossed the road but was repulsed by the troops in the railworks west of the Poe Field. The right was subjected to an oblique fire from E.A. King's Brigade and from a flank and rear
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fire from Turchin's Brigade. After an hour's fighting and a loss of 30 per cent of those engaged the Brigade fell back to its morning position where it remained until the general advance shortly before sunset.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1131.)
 
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° 55.422′ N, 85° 15.591′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Battleline Road, in the median. 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 Poe Field. 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. 37th Georgia Infantry (here, next to this marker); 20th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. Bates Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
(about 400 feet away); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Palmer's Division (about 400 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).”
 
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. Bates Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. Bates Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south across the Poe Field, with a view of the neighboring 37th Georgia marker, and the distant State of Georgia Memorial Monument.
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. Bates Brigade Marker
View looking north, of the tablet situated between the 37th Georgia Infantry marker and the, more distant, 20th Tennessee Infantry Monument.
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. Bates Brigade Marker
A distant view of the backside of the featured tablet, as seen, looking east, from the Lafayette Road, along the cut grass trail that leads to the location of this tablet.
Bates Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
7. Bates Brigade Marker
View of the featured tablet, looking west, along the cut grass trail that leads back to the Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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