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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 19, 1863, 1:30 p.m.
18th Alabama - Colonel J. T. Holtzclaw.
36th Alabama - Colonel Lewis T. Woodruff.
38th Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel A. R. Lankford.
1st Arkansas Battery - Captain John T. Humphreys.

Stewart's Division came upon the field in column of brigades. Clayton's leading followed by Brown's and Bate's. Clayton entered the Brock field at its southwest corner along the front of the retreating line of Wright's Brigade of Cheatham's Division, and turning to the left was soon hotly engaged on this line with troops of Palmer's Division. After an hours severe fighting the Brigade being out of ammunition, was replaced by Brown's Brigade. About 4 o'clock Clayton, having Bate's Brigade to his right, again advanced to the high ground about the Brotherton house.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1139A.)
 
Location.
Clayton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking southwest along the park hiking trail.
34° 54.873′ N, 85° 15.299′ 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 Road, very near where the monument that is dedicated to General Bushrod Johnson, and his Division, is situated. 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. Brown's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 8th Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 800 feet away); Stewart's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 28th Tennessee Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 79th Indiana 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 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
3. Clayton's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking northeast along the park hiking trail.
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 a distance southwest along the park hiking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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