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

Harker's Brigade

Woods Division

 

Crittenden's Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Harker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  Text from the First Tablet:

Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel Charles G. Harker.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 a.m.

3rd Kentucky - Colonel Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Colonel Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Major Samuel C. Brown.
65th Ohio - Captain Thomas Powell.
125th Ohio - Colonel Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio Light Artillery,
6th Battery - Captain Cullen Bradley.

E

Text from the Second Tablet:

E

This Brigade was to the left of and in rear of Brannan's Division when the Confederates pierced the line at Brotherton's and began their advance northward through the Dyer field. Hastily changing front the Brigade moved by its right and occupied this line from the crest on the right to the woods on the left. It here checked the advance of Hood's Division by a charge, when McLaws' Division following Hood's forced Harker back, first to the road in rear of this position, and finally to the open crest beyond. On the latter line it successfully resisted the assaults
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the text on the first tablet.
of Humphrey's, Kershaw's and Gracie's Brigades until night. The Battery of the Brigade was not engaged after moving from Brotherton's. It was caught in the break and retired to Rossville.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-594.)
 
Location. 34° 55.483′ N, 85° 16.031′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on a hill in the north east corner of Dyer Field. Parking is available where the Vittetoe Road is blocked to cars and becomes a park trail. The tablet is also visible to the west of the parking area for the South Carolina State Monument that is off the Glenn-Kelly Road. 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. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the text on the second tablet.
(within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 700 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about 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 monument and the monument'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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Harker's Brigade Marker
View, from the backside of the tablet, looking north towards the South Carolina State Monument.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. Harker's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the tablet, situated to the south (right) of the Battery M, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Monument.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
6. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking south towards the Dyer Field.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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