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

Van Cleve's Division

Crittenden's Corps

— Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve —

 
 
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Van Cleve's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Van Cleve's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
September 19th, 1863, 2 p.m.

1st Brigade - Brigadier General Samuel Beatty.
2nd Brigade - Colonel George F. Dick.
3rd Brigade - Colonel Sidney M. Barnes.

Samuel Beatty's and Dick's Brigades of this Division were ordered forward from Lee and Gordon's Mill at 1 p.m. to the support of Palmer's Division. About 1:30 p.m. Beatty's Brigade formed at this point, having Grose's Brigade of Palmer's Division to its left, and Dick's Brigade on its right. An advance of 200 yards led to heavy fighting, and resulted in the capture of four of the enemy's guns. At 4 p.m. Van Cleve had been driven across the Lafayette Road at Brotherton's House by Bate's and Clayton's Brigades of Stewart's Division.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-531.)
 
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.
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34° 54.939′ N, 85° 15.51′ 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. 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Van Cleve's Division Marker
View of the tablet at a fork in the trail, with the primary walking/horse trail continuing on to the south, and a walking trail branching off to the east.
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).”
 
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Van Cleve's Division Marker
View of the tablet with a secondary walking trail seen off to the left.
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Van Cleve's Division Marker
View of the tablet situated in a clearing in the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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