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

Clayton's Brigade

Stewart's Division

 

Buckner's Corps

 
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
1. Clayton's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Clayton's Brigade.
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry D. Clayton.
September 20, 1863, 11 A.M., 1st Position.
18th Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Inge.
18th Alabama - Major P. F. Hunley.
36th Alabama - Colonel Lewis T. Woodruff.
38th Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel A. R. Lankford.
Humphreys' (1st Arkansas) Battery - Captain John T. Humphreys.

The Brigade formed on this line early September 20th, as the reserve of Stewart's Division. Brown's Brigade was under the crest in front, and Bate's Brigade on the right of Brown but refused.

The Brigade followed Brown's into action about 11 o'clock, and pressed forward nearly to the Chattanooga road. From that point the whole line was obliged to retire by a front fire from Brannan and an enfilading fire from Reynolds on the right. The Brigade fell back to its morning position and remained until 5 p.m., when the direction of the lines was changed for an advance upon the works south of the Kelly field. Although the attack by the Brigades of Stewart's Division was repulsed, it was a very
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Clayton's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet), looking west, at the end of the secondary park walking trail.
vigorous and determined one.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1140B.)
 
Location. 34° 55.218′ N, 85° 15.37′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette 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 secondary park hiking trails just north of the Brotherton Road. 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. A different marker also named Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away); Bates Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bate's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Dawson's Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Dawson's Georgia Battery (about 500 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.
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet), situated in a clearing in the woods, at the end of the park secondary walking trail.
This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet), looking east, along the park secondary walking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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