Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Buckner's Corps —
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General William B. Bate.
September 19, 1863, 3:30 p.m.
58th Alabama - Colonel Bushrod Jones.
37th Georgia - Colonel A.F. Rudler.
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters - Major T.D. Caswell.
15th Tennessee - Colonel R.C. Tyler.
37th Tennessee - Colonel R.C. Tyler.
20th Tennessee - Colonel Thomas B. Smith.
Eufaula (Alabama) Battery - Captain McDonald Oliver.
Bate's Brigade relieved Brown's about 3:30 o'clock, on this ground. It first encountered Grose's Brigade, and next struck portions of Edward King's Brigade, and after severe fighting pushed them back through the Poe Field. The left of the Brigade crossed the Lafayette Road and forced troops extended by Reynolds upon his left out of their line, capturing a battery of three guns. This portion of Bate's troops was soon withdrawn in consequence of the appearance of Brannan's Division in rear of Reynolds. The three right regiments of the Brigade, swinging somewhat further to the north, upon entering the Poe Field, encountered a fire from
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1128.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.995′ N, 85° 15.507′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance south of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking/horse trail. 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. Johnson's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 79th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cleve's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion28th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 79th Indiana Infantry (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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.