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

Connell's Brigade

Brannan's Division

 

Thomas' Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Connell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Connell's Brigade.
Brannan's Division ... Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John M. Connell.
September 19, 1863 - 10 a.m. 1st Position

82nd Indiana - Colonel Morton C. Hunter.
17th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Durbin Ward.
31st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Lister.
38th Ohio - Colonel Edward H. Phelps.
1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery D - Captain Josiah W. Church

Three regiments and the Battery of this Brigade formed the reserve of Brannan's Division, the 38th Ohio being retained as train guard. Upon moving into action the 31st Ohio was sent to the left of Croxton's Brigade and became heavily engaged there. The 82d Indiana, the 17th Ohio and the Battery supported the right of Van Derveer's Brigade. The 17th Ohio supported the 9th Ohio of Van Derveer's command in a charge by which the latter recaptured Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery.

Church's Battery, supported by the 82d Indiana, assisted in the repulse of Govan's and Walthall's Brigades of Liddell's Division which had broken the lines of King's Brigade of Baird's Division.

Immediately
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Connell's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the featured marker (tablet), looking south along the park walking trail.
thereafter Church's Battery was heavily engaged on Van Derveer's line north of the Ringgold Road in the final repulse of Forrest's forces which had passed to the Union left and rear and suddenly assaulted from that direction.

Upon the close of the engagement in this portion of the field the Brigade assembled about 2 P.M. with the rest of Brannan's Division upon the glade north and east of the Kelly field, whence it moved at 5 p.m. to the Dyer field to assist in restoring the lines about the Brotherton house.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-563.)
 
Location. 34° 56.042′ N, 85° 14.596′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated just off of a park walking trail that runs south from the Reeds Bridge Road, the trail head beginning on the south side of the street, at a roadside parking area. 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 D, 1st Michigan Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Connell's Brigade Marker
View, looking east, of the featured marker (tablet) in the foreground, and cannons of the nearby Battery in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 700 feet away); J. King's Brigade (approx. mile 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 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Connell's Brigade Marker
View of featured marker (tablet), looking north along the park walking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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