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

Kelly’s Brigade

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps

 
 
Kelly’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
1. Kelly’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Kelly’s Brigade.

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps.
Col. John H. Kelly.
Sept. 19th, 1863.

65th Georgia,     Col. R. H. Moore.
5th Kentucky,     Col. Hiram Hawkins.
58th North Carolina,     Col. John B. Palmer.
63rd Virginia,     Maj. James M French.


The brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton’s Ford at daylight and about 8 o’clock formed line of battle northeast of the ford about 300 yards in rear of Gracie’s brigade. Here the brigade was subjected to a brisk fire from the enemys batteries. About noon the brigade moved to the right several hundred yards and formed line in this position facing west and remained during the day and night, being occasionally shell. About 7 o’clock on the morning of the 20th the brigade was moved by the left flank and posted as a support to three batteries of Major Leyden’s Battalion of artillery (in position near the present Hall’s Ford tower ), and threw out skirmishers. About 1 P.M., leaving the 65th Georgia as a support to the batteries, the brigade moved by the right flank in rear of Gracie’s brigade
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Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1177.)
 
Topics. This historical 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° 53.823′ N, 85° 15.077′ 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). From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the un-paved park road (no vehicular traffic allowed) that starts at the parking area, south to the marker. The path will fork, take the right (east) path. 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. Preston’s Division (here, next to this marker); Gracie’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Jeffress’ Virginia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 65th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Preston's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trigg’s Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps
Kelly’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
2. Kelly’s Brigade Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering were installed on the Chickamauga Battlefield by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit.

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 site. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American
Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
3. Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga
Marker for Jeffress' Virginia Battery (CSA), 85th Georgia (CSA) , Gracie's Brigade (CSA), Preston's Division (CSA) and Kelly's Brigade (CSA).
Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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