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Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wright’s Brigade

Cheatham's Division

 

— Polk's Corps —

 
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By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
1. Wright’s Brigade Marker
Close up view of the Wright’s Brigade Marker.
Inscription.  
No. 37-A. C
Wright’s Brigade.
Cheatham’s Division - Polk’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright.
Sept. 20, 1863, 3 P.M., 2d position


8th Tennessee, Col. John H. Anderson.
16th Tennessee, Col. D. M. Donnell.
28th Tennessee, Col. Sidney S. Stanton.
38th Tennessee,
Murray’s Tennessee Battalion. Col. John C. Carter.
51st Tennessee,
52nd Tennessee, Lieut. Col. John G. Hall.
Carnes’ (Tenn) Battery, Capt. William. W. Carnes.

At the end of two hours’ engagement. First with troops of General Palmer’s Division, and subsequently with those of VanCleve’s Division, and King’s Brigade of Reynold’s Division. Wright’s Birgade was forced to the rear and Clayton’s Brigade of Stewart’s Division advanced to its relief. Carnes’ battery, which had been captured, owing to the loss of nearly all its horses, by S. Beatty’s Brigade of VanCleve’s Division, was subsequently recaptured by Brown’s Brigade of Stewart’s Division. Upon the advance of Clayton, Wright withdrew to this line, and was not further engaged

Wright’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
2. Wright’s Brigade Marker
during the day, though ordered into position at 5:00 P.M. to support the night attack of General Cleburne’s Division and a portion of General Cheatham’s.


 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1236.)
 
Location. 34° 54.866′ N, 85° 14.818′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Brotherton Road when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located in the woods south of Brock’s Field. Two paths start in the southwest corner of Brock’s field, near the blue plaque (No. 13-B), for Turchin's Brigade (USA). A path starting near the marker to the 12th and 47th Tennessee (CSA) leads to the marker. Parking is available on Brotherton Road at Brock’s field (N 34° 55.2299 W 85° 14.9087). 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. Turchin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 11th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 92nd Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 36th Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Cheatham's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith's Brigade (approx.
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¼ mile away); Strahl's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Scott's Tennessee Battery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit.

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 . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques (MT-1236). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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