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

Jackson's Brigade

Cheatham's Division

— Polk's Corps —

 
 
Jackson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Jackson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Jackson's Brigade
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps
Brigader General John K. Jackson
September 19, 1863, 1 P.M, 2d Position.

1st Georgia (Confederate) 2nd Battalion, - Major James C. Gordon.
5th Georgia - Colonel Charles P. Daniel.
2nd Georgia Battalion, Sharpshooters - Major Richard H. Whiteley.
5th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel W.L. Sykes.
5th Mississippi - Major John B. Herring.
8th Mississippi - Colonel John C. Wilkinson.
Scogin's (Georgia) Battery - Captain John Scogin.

This Brigade, being the right of Cheatham's Division, formed about noon in the vicinity of the Winfrey House and advanced toward this position, having Smith's Brigade on its left. It soon encountered Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division advancing, and after considerable fighting forced it back beyond the position of this tablet where Croxton was relieved by the troops on the left of Johnson's Division which was then advancing from the Kelly field. Jackson was attacked on this line about 1 p.m. by Baldwin's and Willich's Brigades of Johnson's Division. After two hours'
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severe fighting Maney's Brigade was brought forward to relieve Jackson. The latter then withdrew to behind the high ground back of Winfrey's to which position Maney was soon forced back, the Union line pressing forward to the Winfrey House and establishing itself there.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1168.)
 
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° 55.451′ N, 85° 14.912′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road west of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's trails that runs south from Alexander Bridge Road and north from the Brotherton Road. 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. Scogin's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker);
Jackson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Jackson's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking south along the walking trail.
Cleburne's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ingraham's Grave (about 300 feet away); 1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Cost of Chickamauga (about 500 feet away); Maney's Brigade (about 500 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).”
 
Jackson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Jackson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet situated along a park walking trail.
Jackson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Jackson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the walking trail.
Jackson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. Jackson's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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