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

J. King's Brigade

Baird's Division

 

Thomas' Corps

 
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. J. King's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
No. 6. ..................................... U.
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
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. J. King's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet) looking northwest along the park hiking trail.
and men captured.

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.)
 
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 also named Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Baird's Division
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. J. King's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking northwest along the park hiking trail.
(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).”
 
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 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. J. King's Brigade Marker
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. J. King's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking southeast along the park hiking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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