Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division, - Polk's Brigade.
Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright.
September 19, 1863, Noon 1st Position.
8th Tennessee, - Colonel John H. Anderson.
16th Tennessee, - Colonel D.M. Donnell.
28th Tennessee, - Colonel Sidney S. Stanton.
38th Tennessee, Murray's (Tennessee) Battalion, - Colonel John C. Carter.
51st and 52nd Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel John G. Hall.
Carnes' (Tennessee) Battery, - Captain William W. Carnes.
This Brigade was formed near the southern border of the Brock field about 11:30 a.m. with Preston Smith's Brigade on its right. Advancing it soon encountered the troops of Palmer's Division, and later, those of Samuel Beatty's and Dick's Brigades of Van Cleve's Division. After two hours' engagement, being still further threatened on its left flank by King's Brigade of Reynolds' Division, it was forced to the rear with the loss of its battery which could not be withdrawn, as all of its horses but three were disabled. The battery was subsequently recovered by Brown's Brigade of Stewart's Division. The left of
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1238.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.913′ N, 85° 15.265′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on 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. Clayton's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Brown's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 800 feet away); 28th Tennessee Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stewart's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.