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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.
1st 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 Davis Flansburg.
4th Indiana Battery - Lieutenant Henry J. Willits.
September 19, 1863, 11:30 a.m.

This Brigade marched from the Kelly field about 8:30 a.m. as the reserve of Baird's Division. After several changes of front it reached this position about 11:30 a.m. and was struck in front and right flank by the left of Govan's Brigade of Liddell's Division which forced it back and captured five of its guns.

The advance of Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division subsequently enabled Starkweather to recover these guns. The Brigade rallied in the glade east of the Kelly field. Toward evening it
Starkweather's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Starkweather's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet), clustered together with the marker and tablet for the 4th Indiana Battery.
was sent forward with Scribner's Brigade on its left to the left and rear of General Johnson's Division, passing over the ground of the morning fighting. At dark both brigades were heavily attacked by Cleburn's Division, and after a confused fight in the darkness, lasting about an hour, they were withdrawn to the Kelly field, on the north and east side of which they were engaged throughout the next day.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-635.)
 
Location. 34° 55.68′ N, 85° 14.79′ 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 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps
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), in the foreground, looking east along the park walking trail.
from this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croxton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin's Brigade (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 monument. (Submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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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 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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