Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division, - Polk's Corps.
Brigade General George Maney.
September 19, 1863, 3 p.m.
1st Tennessee, - Colonel Hume R. Field.
27th Tennessee, - Colonel Hume R. Field.
4th Tennessee, Provisional Army, - Colonel James A. McMurry.
4th Tennessee, Provisional Army, - Lieutenant Colonel Robert N. Lewis.
4th Tennessee, Provisional Army, - Major Oliver A. Bradshaw.
4th Tennessee, Provisional Army, - Captain Joseph Bostick.
6th Tennessee, - Colonel George C. Porter.
9th Tennessee, - Colonel George C. Porter.
24th Tennessee, (Battalion Sharpshooters) - Major Frank Maney.
Smith's (Mississippi) Battery, - Lieutenant William C. Turner.
The Brigade advanced from its morning position in the second line to this ground, and here relieved Jackson's Brigade about 2 o'clock. It was soon after attacked in front and on the flanks and after three-quarters of an hour of severe fighting was obliged to retire to the high ground south of this beyond the Winfrey House. The Battery took position on the crest in front of that
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1198.)
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° 55.366′ N, 85° 14.927′ 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. 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th and 9th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (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 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.