Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Brig. Gen. John Gregg.
Sept. 19, 1863, 1st Position.
3d Tennessee - Colonel John H. Walker.
10th Tennessee - Colonel William Grace.
30th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel James J. Turner.
41st Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel James D. Tillman.
50th Tennessee – Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
1st Tennessee Battalion - Major Stephen H. Colms.
7th Texas - Colonel Henry B. Granbury.
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery - Lieutenant R. L. Wood.
This brigade moving from its bivouac a short distance in the rear formed line of battle on this ground about 7 A.M. with Johnson’s brigade on its right, and McNair’s brigade in reserve. About 2 P.M. Heg’s and Carlin’s union brigade’s moved against the position from the direction of Viniard’s house. The brigade advanced with its division and soon became hotly engaged fighting its way to a point near the Lafayette road north of Viniard’s.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1157.)
Topics. This historical Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.103′ N, 85° 15.032′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Viniard Road half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path south of the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker, east of the parking area. 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. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 300 feet away); Stewart's Division (about 300 feet away); 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); Buckner's Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this marker 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 marker and the marker'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. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques (MT-1157). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.