Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigader General Patton Anderson.
September 20, 1863, 7 A.M., 1st Position.
7th Mississippi – Colonel W. H. Bishop.
9th Mississippi – Major T.H. Lynam.
10th Mississippi – Lieutenant Colonel James Barr.
41st Mississippi – Colonel W.F. Tucker.
44th Mississippi – Colonel J.H. Sharp.
9th Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters – Major W.C. Richards.
Garrity's (Alabama) Battery – Captain James Garrity.
This Brigade arrived on the battle field toward sunset of September 19th, but not in time to take part in the engagement. It formed on this ground as the reserve of the Division, the front line being made up of Manigault's Brigade on the left and Deas' on the right, and bivouacked for the night with instructions to take up and continue the attack ordered to be made on the right at daylight September 20th.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.606′ N, 85° 15.363′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated in the woods east of the LaFayette Road, along one of the park's primary east-to-west hiking and horse-back riding trails. 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. Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deas' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 125th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 68th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 101st Indiana Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Law's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.