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 19, 1863, Noon.
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 was the left of Cheatham's second line when it formed for action, having Maney's Brigade on its right. After the front line of the Division had been engaged for about two hours the Brigade moved over this ground and relieved Preston Smith's Brigade on the next crest to the north.
This movement left it without support on either flank, and it was severely attacked from the front and on both flanks. Its right was shortly relieved by the advance of Maney's Brigade, but soon both were obliged to fall back to the lines of their first formation. At dark the Brigade advanced
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1216.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.094′ N, 85° 14.816′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road west of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a park walking trail that runs south from the Brotherton Road, and through the woods to the east and south of the Brock Field. 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 (here, next to this marker); Cheatham's Division (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery31st Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry (about 500 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 October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.