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

Croxton's Brigade

Brannan's Division

 

Thomas' Corps

 
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Croxton's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Croxton's Brigade.
Brannan's Division — Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Croxton
Sept. 19, 1863, 10 A.M., 2nd Position.

10th Indiana - Colonel William B. Carroll
10th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana - Colonel Charles W. Chapman.
74th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Myron Baker.
4th Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel P. Burgess Hunt.
4th Kentucky - Major Robert M. Kelley
10th Kentucky - Colonel William H. Hays.
14th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery C - Lieutenant Marco B. Gary.

Upon the appearance of Wilson's Brigade of Walker's Division upon the right flank of Croxton's first position the Brigade filed to its right and fought on this line re-enforced by the 31st Ohio. It gradually withdrew before the attack of Wilson's Brigade and being relieved in part by King's Brigade of Baird's Division and the advance of Starkweather's Brigade of the same command it retired to the glade in its rear where it procured ammunition, reformed its lines and again advanced.
 
Erected
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Croxton's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet) looking east along the park hiking trail.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-567.)
 
Location. 34° 55.687′ N, 85° 14.503′ 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. 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Starkweather's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Polk's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 2nd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 4th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); 93rd 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).”
 
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.
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Croxton's Brigade Marker
View, looking south, of the marker (tablet) situated along the park hiking trail.
Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Croxton's Brigade Marker
view of the marker (tablet) looking west along the park hiking trail.
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. Croxton's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet) looking southwest 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 93 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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