Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault.
September 20, 1863, 7 a.m., 1st Position
24th Alabama - Colonel N.N. Davis.
28th Alabama - Colonel John C. Reid.
34th Alabama, - Colonel John N. Slaughter.
10th and 19th South Carolina, Colonel James F. Pressley.
Waters' (Alabama) Battery - Lieutenant Charles W. Watkins.
The Brigade arrived with its Division too late to take part in the first day's battle. It formed early September 20th on this ground as the left of the front line of the Division, with Deas' Brigade on its right and Anderson's in its rear. It advanced with the general line about 11:20 a.m. and encountered the enemy soon after crossing the LaFayette road.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1203.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 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. 125th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away); 64th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Anderson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hindman's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sirwell's Brigade. (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 September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.