Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
J. King's Brigade
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John H. King.
September 19, 1863 10 a.m. 1st Position.
15th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain Albert B. Dod.
16th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Major Sidney Coolidge, Captain R.E.A. Crofton.
18th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain George W. Smith
18th U.S. Infantry, 2d Battalion - Captain Henry Haymond.
19th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Major Samuel K. Dawson, Captain Edmund L. Smith.
5th United States Artillery, Battery H, - Lieutenant Howard M. Burnham, Lieutenant Joshua A. Fessenden.
This Brigade was the left of Baird's Division. It reached this position between 9 and 10 a.m. and relieved Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division. While in the act of forming a new line at right angles with the first it was struck in the flank by Govan's and Walthall's Brigades of Liddell's Division and forced to its left and rear over VanDerveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division, with the loss of its battery, and a large number of officers
The Brigade was rallied in the rear of VanDerveer's line, and was later formed to the left of it at the moment of Forrest's final assault at 1 p.m. Its battery was recaptured by the 9th Ohio of VanDerveer's Brigade. The Brigade then rejoined its Division at the glade east of McDonald's house, and bivouacked there.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-608.)
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° 55.863′ N, 85° 14.415′ 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. 9th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); a different marker Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Baird's Division (about 400 feet away); 31st Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); Warren Mississippi Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 94th Ohio Infantry (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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.