Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham’s Division - Polk’s Corps.
Brigadier General Otho F. Strahl.
September 20, 1863, 6 P.M.
4th Tennessee and 5th Tennessee - Colonel Jonathan J. Lamb.
19th Tennessee - Colonel Francis M. Walker.
24th Tennessee - Colonel John A. Wilson.
31st Tennessee - Colonel Egbert E. Tansil.
33rd Tennessee - Colonel Warner P. Jones.
Stanford’s (Mississippi) Battery - Captain Thomas J. Stanford.
This Brigade remained with its Division in reserve a mile and a half southeast of this ground until about 2 p.m. subject to a severe artillery fire killing and wounding several men. About this hour it was ordered to the extreme right and formed on the left of Smith's Brigade which was on the left and rear of Forrest's Cavalry. Near 6 p.m. it moved with the General advance of the right wing as a support to Liddell's Division then engaged in front reaching this position as the enemy retired and bivouacked on this ground.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Location. 34° 56.318′ N, 85° 15.136′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Starkweather's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 700 feet away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument (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 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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.