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

Starkweather's Brigade

Baird's Division

 

Thomas' Corps

 
Starkweather's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Starkweather's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Starkweather's Brigade.
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
September 19, 1863. 4:30 p.m., 3rd 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

Upon arriving from the glade north of the Kelly Field on the ground to the rear of the left of Johnson's Division, and while Starkweather's Brigade was preparing in the dusk to form on Johnson's left, Johnson was attacked in heavy force. In the gloom Starkweather made a half wheel to the left to unmask Johnson's line, and at the same time Scribner's Brigade wheeled slightly toward the right causing these brigades to fire into each other, while the left of Johnson's Division faced about and fired into both adding greatly to the confusion of the night engagement. At the end of an hour
Starkweather's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Starkweather's Brigade Marker
Distant view, looking north, of the marker (tablet) as seen from the junction of two trails.
the firing decreased and soon ended. The Union line then withdrew to the Kelly Field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-637.)
 
Location. 34° 55.614′ N, 85° 14.516′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey 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. 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 5th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 6th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery A, 1st Michigan (about 400 feet away); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 400 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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures.
Starkweather's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Starkweather's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) as seen along the park walking trail.
This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Starkweather's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Starkweather's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet), as seen looking north along the park walking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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