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

Johnson's Brigade

Johnson's Division

— Longstreet's Corps —

 
 
Johnson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. Johnson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Johnson's Brigade
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Col. John S. Fulton.
Sept. 19, 1863, 3:30 p.m., 2nd Position.

17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd.
23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble.
25th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel R. B. Snowden.
44th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel John L. McEwen, Jr.
44th Tennessee, - Major G. M. Crawford.
York's Georgia Battery, - Lieutenant William S. Everett.


Soon after 3 P.M. this brigade crossed the Lafayette road, and, swinging toward the north, attacked the right flank of VanCleve’s division, then rallying on the ridge south of the Brotherton house and west of the road, causing it to retire, abandoning two guns. While thus engaged, two regiments of Hacker’s Union brigade came up the Lafayette road from Viniard’s, gained the immediate rear of Johnson’s brigade and opened fire upon it. This caused the hasty withdrawal of Johnson’s line to the forest east of the road.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1171.)
 
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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° 54.769′ N, 85° 15.73′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. This marker is located at the extreme southern edge of the field at the tree line. 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 Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Daniel H. Gilmer (about 400 feet away); 35th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Davis' Division, McCook's Corps (about 500 feet away); 18th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps. (about 500 feet away); 92nd Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service. Death Knell of
Johnson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. Johnson's Brigade Marker
View north of the marker for Johnson's Brigade, with the Brotherton Field in the background.
the Confederacy (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Brotherton Field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. Brotherton Field
View south across the field from near the Brotherton Cabin. The Union line follows the crest of the hill to the right (west). Lafayette Road is visible to the left (east).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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