Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wright's Brigade

Cheatham's Division

 

Polk's Corps

 
Wright's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
1. Wright's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Wright Brigade
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by King's Brigade of Reynolds' Division, it was forced to the rear with the loss of its battery which could not be withdrawn, as all of its horses but three were disabled.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
Wright's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Wright's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the backside of the marker (tablet), looking south along a park hiking trail.
the Brigade was protected in retiring by Clayton's Brigade of Stewart's Division advancing into the Brock field from the south. The Brigade then withdrew about a quarter of a mile and was not further engaged during the day.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1238.)
 
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 away); 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 800 feet away); 28th Tennessee Infantry
Wright's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Wright's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet), looking south along a park hiking trail.
(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).”
 
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
 
Wright's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. Wright's Brigade Marker
Wright's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
5. Wright's Brigade Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet), looking north along a park hiking trail.
 

More. Search the internet for Wright's Brigade.
 
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 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement