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

Baldwin's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 

McCook's Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Baldwin's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Baldwin's Brigade
Johnson's Division -- McCook's Corps.
Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin.
Colonel William W. Berry.
1st Position.
6th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Hagerman Tripp.
5th Kentucky - Colonel William W. Berry.
5th Kentucky - Captain John M. Huston.
1st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Bassett Langdon.
93d Ohio - Colonel Hiram Strong.
93d Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel William H. Martin.
5th Indiana Battery, - Captain Peter Simonson.
(September 19, 1863, 3 P.M.)

This Brigade advanced with its Division from Kelly field about noon. Willich's Brigade was on its right, and Dodge's in reserve. It soon struck the left flank of Forrest's Cavalry (dismounted) and forced it to the rear. It then turned southward and fought its way to this position from which it repulsed a heavy attack on its front and left flank. At dusk, just as Colonel Baldwin had received orders to withdraw to the Kelly field, his line was furiously assaulted by Polk's Brigade of Cleburne's Division, which latter advanced upon Johnson's Division from the direction of Jay's
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Baldwin's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet) looking east along the park hiking trail.
Mill. Colonel Baldwin was killed, and the battle which lasted an hour after dark, was attended with great confusion, it being impossible to detect the lines except from the flashing of the guns.

At the end of an hour the engagement ceased, and the Brigade withdrew to the Kelly field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-539.)
 
Location. 34° 55.569′ N, 85° 14.518′ 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. 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 1st Michigan
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Baldwin's Brigade Marker
(about 300 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Michigan (about 300 feet away); 4th Indiana Battery (about 300 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 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Baldwin's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Baldwin's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet) looking west along the park hiking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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