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

Trigg's Brigade

Preston's Division

— Buckner's Corps —

 
 
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. Trigg's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Trigg's Brigade.
Preston's Division, - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel Robert C. Trigg.
September 20, 1863, 7 P.M. Last Position
1st Florida Cavalry, (Dismounted) - Colonel G. T. Maxwell.
6th Florida, - Colonel J. J. Finley.
7th Florida, - Colonel Robert Bullock.
54th Virginia, - Lieutenant Colonel John J. Wade.

This Brigade being formed on the left of Kelly's on the opposite side of this ridge, swung to the right across the ridge into this ravine, and co-operating with Kelly then opposite to its line closed up on the knoll to the right of this point and captured most of the 21st and 89th Ohio and 22d Michigan. These three regiments were serving temporarily on the left of Whitaker's Brigade.

The movement of Trigg's Brigade to capture these troops was led by Captain J.C.S. Blackburn of the Division staff, and about the time this had been accomplished, the Brigade received a volley on its left flank from the right of Van Derveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division, ending the battle on this ground at 7:15 p.m. Strength in action 1091. Casualties:
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killed 46; wounded 231; missing 5; total 282. Percentage of loss 25.85.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1224.)
 
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° 55.68′ N, 85° 16.31′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that begins on the backside of Snodgrass Hill and descends from the northern crest, down the back slope of the hill. 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. A different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granger's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 300 feet away);
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. Trigg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking north, to the nearby trail that ends at this tablet, on the north slope of Snodgrass Hill.
22nd Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away); Whitaker’s Brigade. (about 300 feet away); 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (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).”
 
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. Trigg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, in a clearing, at the end of the park walking trail.
Trigg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. Trigg's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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