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

Turchin's Brigade

Reynolds' Division

 

— Thomas' Corps —

 
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Turchin's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Turchin's Brigade.
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.

Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
1st Position.

18th Kentucky - Colonel Hubbard K. Milward.
11th Ohio - Colonel Philander P. Lane.
36th Ohio - Colonel William G. Jones.
36th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram F. Devol.
92nd Ohio - Colonel Benjamin D. Fearing.
92nd Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Putnam, Jr.
21st Indiana Battery - Captain William W. Andrew.
September 19, 1863, 1:30 P.M.

While the Brigade was moving on the Lafayette Road under orders to proceed to McDonald's House, the 92nd Ohio and 18th Kentucky were turned eastward by General Reynolds from a point south of the Kelly House and came into action on this ground, with Hazen's Brigade of Palmer's Division to the right and front, and Willich's Brigade of Johnson's Division to the left. General Turchin with the rest of the Brigade returned from the vicinity of McDonald's, and reached this line about 3 o'clock, soon relieving Hazen's Brigade in the Brock Field, and then closing in on the left of Cruft's Brigade of Palmer's
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated in a glade, along a park hiking trail through the woods.
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Division. In this position these two Brigades sustained a severe attack from the right of Bate's Brigade of Stewart's Division, and a portion of Law's Brigade of Hood's Division. The latter was repulsed by Turchin. The Brigade then retired with Cruft's and formed on the line from which the last advance was made. Here both remained for a time unengaged, when they were withdrawn to the Lafayette Road to bivouac. Upon reaching the road both were dispatched at dusk to the assistance of Johnson's Division which had been suddenly attacked. Before reaching Johnson's lines the fighting ceased and Turchin and Cruft returned to their bivouacs.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-641.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.253′ N, 85° 15.079′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, in the woods northwest of the Brock Field.
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Turchin's Brigade Marker
A closer view of the featured tablet, situated in a glade, along a park hiking trail through the woods.
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. Turchin's Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Cruft's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Palmer's Division (about 700 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (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).”
 
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, and the park trail going beyond the tablet, back into the woods, and heading on to the Brotherton Road (to the southeast).
Turchin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Turchin's Brigade Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-641, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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