Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General John C. Brown.
September 19, 1863, 2:30 P.M., 1st Position
18th Tennessee - Colonel Joseph B. Palmer.
18th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel William R. Butler.
18th Tennessee - Captain Gideon H. Lowe.
26th Tennessee - Colonel John M. Lillard.
26th Tennessee - Major Richard M. Saffell.
32d Tennessee - Colonel Edmund C. Cook.
45th Tennessee - Colonel Anderson Searcy.
23d Tennessee Battalion - Major Tazewell W. Newman.
23d Tennessee Battalion - Captain W.P. Simpson.
Dawson's (Georgia) Battery - Lieutenant R.W. Anderson.
Brown's Brigade relieved Clayton's about 2:30 p.m. on this ground, becoming engaged with Dick's and S. Beatty's Brigades of Van Cleve's Division in its front, and Grose's Brigade of Palmer's Divisions to its right. Upon reaching the higher ground before it, which it gained under heavy fire from Van Cleve's troops, its right being enfiladed by Grose's Brigades necessitated the withdrawal
After severe fighting the Brigade was relieved by that of General Bate. Reforming in rear of Bate's line it changed front to the left to meet a reported advance of the enemy from that quarter, but was not further engaged during the 19th. At night it formed the front line of Stewart's Division and bivouacked in close proximity to the Union line.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1136A.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.846′ N, 85° 15.347′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right 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 that proceeds south from the Brotherton 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. Clayton's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 800 feet away); Stewart's Division (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 800 feet away); 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 800 feet away); 79th Indiana Infantry (about 800 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.