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

Stewart's Division

Buckner's Corps

— Major General Alexander P. Stewart —

 
 
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Stewart's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps
Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Brown's Brigade -- Brigadier General John C. Brown
Bate's Brigade -- Brigadier General William B. Bate.
Clayton's Brigade -- Brigadier General Henry D. Clayton.
September 19th, 1863, 1:30 p.m.

This Division moving to assist the troops of Walker and Cheatham formed in rear of this position about 1:30 p.m. Clayton"s Brigade advancing engaged troops of Van Cleve and Palmer, which had forced Wright's Brigade of Cheatham to retire with the loss of its battery. After an hour's severe fighting with heavy loss, Clayton was replaced by Brown's Brigade. This Brigade, in turn, after not fighting, was relieved by Bate's Brigade at 3:30 p.m. The right flank of Palmer's Division was repulsed, mainly by a severe artillery fire from twenty guns posted diagonally across the LaFayette Road north of the Poe House. Meantime, Stewart, with Clayton, the left of Bate and a small part of Sheffield's Brigade of Law's Division forced King's Brigade of Reynolds' and Van Cleve's two Brigades across the LaFayette Road to the
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high ground about Brotherton's. Part of Bushrod R. Johnson's troops assisted in this movement. At 4:30, the Union line was driven back from Brotherton's, Clayton pursuing westward to a point near Dyer's House. Stewart, threatened by the approach of Brannan's and Negley's Divisions, retired into the forest east of Brotherton's at sundown. Carnes' Battery was retaken by Brown's Brigade and several pieces of artillery captured from the enemy.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1115.)
 
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° 54.94′ N, 85° 15.45′ 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 tablet 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 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. 79th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 28th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Stewart's Division Marker
Distant view of the tablet looking north along the park walking trail.
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); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Cleve's Division (about 300 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).”
 
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Stewart's Division Marker
View, looking north, of the tablet looking further down along the park walking trail.
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Stewart's Division Marker
View, looking east, of the tablet, situated on the park walking trail.
Stewart's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. Stewart's Division Marker
View, looking south, of the tablet looking further down along the park walking trail, towards the Carne's Tennessee Battery site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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