Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Thomas' Corps —
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner
September 20, 1863, 2 p.m., 2d Position
38th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
2nd Ohio - Major William T. Beatty.
33rd Ohio - Colonel Oscar F. Moore.
94th Ohio - Major Rue P. Hutchins.
10th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Ely.
1st Michigan, Light Battery A - Lieutenant Almerick W. Wilbur.
Baird's Division was assembled on this line about 2 o'clock p.m., Scribner's Brigade being on the right. About 4 o'clock this Brigade with Starkweather's was sent forward to the ground of their morning fighting to support General Johnson's Division then in isolated position much in advance of the general line. Upon reaching the designated position the Brigade recovered many of its killed and wounded of the morning engagement. At dusk both Brigades became involved in the night attack of Cleburne's Division.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-625.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 56.329′ N, 85° 15.116′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road south of Forrest Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a primary park walking trail that runs due south from the intersection of Reeds Bridge Road and Forrest 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. Stovall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Strahl's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Division (about 500 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 700 feet away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adams' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles 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
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.