Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
September 20, 1863. 2 p.m., 2d Position
24th Illinois - Colonel Geza Mihalotzy.
24th Illinois - Captain August Mauff.
79th Pennsylvania - Colonel Henry A. Hambright.
1st Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel George B. Bingham.
21st Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel Harrison C. Hobart.
21st Wisconsin - Captain Charles H. Walker.
4th Indiana Battery - Lieutenant Henry J. Willits
Baird's Division, upon withdrawing from the lines of its morning fighting, was assembled on this ground about 2 p.m. Toward 4 o'clock this Brigade with Scribner's was sent forward to support Johnson's Division then in isolated position much in advance of the general line. This took the Brigade over the line of its morning engagement, and many of its wounded were recovered. At dusk both Brigades were involved in the night attack of Cleburne's Division.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number
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° 56.411′ N, 85° 15.117′ 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. Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adams' Brigade (about 500 feet away); Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument (about 500 feet away); Stovall's Brigade (about 500 feet away); J. King's Brigade (about 600 feet away); To the opening of the Battle (about 600 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 600 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 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).”
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 80 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.