Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell
Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell.
September 19, 1863, 11 a.m.
Liddell's Brigade, - Colonel Daniel C. Govan.
Walthall's Brigade, - Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall.
About 10:30 a.m. General Walker ordered this division then halted on the road from Alexander's bridge to Lee and Gordon's Mill to the right to the assistance of the forces then engaged in front of Jay's Mill. Moving quickly with Walthall's Brigade on the right and Liddell's on the left the Division struck the flank of Scribber's and King's Brigades of Baird's Division threw them into confusion and captured Battery A, 1st Michigan and Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery. While pressing the advantage gained Liddell's line was first checked by two brigades of Brannan's Division and then taken in flank by Croxton's Brigade of that Division which caused it to fall back to a position in rear of Cheatham's Division near Jay's Mill where it remained during the early afternoon.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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° 55.832′ N, 85° 14.367′ 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. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baird's Division (about 300 feet away); 31st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Warren Mississippi Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 700 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 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.