Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Negley's Division—Thomas’ Corps.
— Col. T.R. Stanley. —
Negley's Division—Thomas' Corps.
Col. T.R. Stanley.
Sept. 19, 1863, 5 P.M. 1st Position.
19th Illinois—Lieut. Col. Alexander W. Raffen.
11th Michigan—Col. William L. Stoughton.
18th Ohio—Lieut. Col. Chas. H. Grosvenor.
Battery M, 1st Ohio—Capt. Frederick Schultz
This brigade, followed by Sirwell’s of the same division, reached widow Glenn’s from Crawfish Springs about 5 o’clock and immediately advanced upon the flank of Stewart’s division, which had broken the union line at Brotherton’s, and advanced as far is the Tan Yard in the Dyer fields.
Being thus threatened, the enemy withdrew to the forest east of the Lafayette road. The brigade, supported by Sirwell’s, pushed northward until it reached the road leading to Brotherton’s, when it moved eastward in line to the edge of the Brotherton fields restoring the union line along its front. It threw up defenses and bivouacked in position.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-631.)
Topics. This Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.876′ N, 85° 15.777′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road, 0.2 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. 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. This marker can also be reached from the Brotherton Field. 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. 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps.19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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)”.
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.
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 10, 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 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.