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

Sirwell's Brigade.

Negley’s Division—Thomas’ Corps.

 

— Col. William Sirwell. —

 
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Sirwell's Brigade.
Negley’s Division—Thomas’ Corps.
Col. William Sirwell.
Sept. 19, 1863, 5:30 P.M. 1st Position.

37th Indiana—Lieut. Col. William D. Ward.
21st Ohio—Lieut. Col. Dwella M. Stoughton.
74th Ohio—Capt. Joseph Fisher.
78th Pennsylvania—Lieut. Col. Archibald Blakeley.
Battery G, 1st Ohio—Capt. Alexander Marshall.

This brigade followed Stanley’s of the same division from Crawfish Springs and reached the vicinity of widow Glenn’s about 5 o’clock.

It moved it once toward the Tan Yard in the Dyer field to which point the enemy had advanced after piercing the union line at Brotherton’s, these later forces withdrew to the forest east of the Lafayette road upon the appearance of Negley’s forces.

Sirwell’s brigade with Stanley’s of the same division on the left of it, advanced to the front as far as the west edge of the Brotherton fields, restoring the union line.

There the brigade drew up defenses and bivouacked in position.
 
Erected 1890
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
View, looking east, of the marker.
by War Department. (Marker Number MT-628.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 54.54′ N, 85° 15.685′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road 0.6 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton, Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlin's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Manigault's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford (about 700 feet away); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along hiking path. The path crosses the road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton, Field. The path branches several times, this marker is north of the path.
 
Regarding Sirwell's Brigade..
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
View, looking north, along the path. The plaque to Sirwell' s Brigade is in the foreground, while the two tables to Carlin's Brigade (MT-562) are visible in the background.
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

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)”.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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