Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Zach. C. Deas.
September 20, 1863, 7 a.m.
19th Alabama - Colonel Samuel K. McSpadden.
22d Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel John Weedon.
25th Alabama - Colonel George D. Johnston.
39th Alabama - Colonel Whitfield Clark.
50th Alabama - Colonel J.G. Coltart.
17th Alabama-Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain James F. Nabers.
Dent's (Alabama) Battery (Formerly Robertson's)- Captain S.H. Dent.
This Brigade reached the field too late to engage in the first day's battle. It bivouacked on this ground as the right of Hindman's Division, having Manigault's Brigade on its left and Anderson's to its left and rear as a reserve. It advanced with the Division at 11:20 a.m., September 20th, and encountered the troops of Davis' Division soon after crossing the LaFayette Road.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1143.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.743′ N, 85° 15.458′ 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 along one of the park hiking trails that is in the woods east of the LaFayette Road. 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. 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 59th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); Brown's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 86th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hindman's Division (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 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.