Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
No. 8-A U
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Col. Joseph B. Dodge.
Sept. 19, 1863, 1 p.m. 1st position
79th Illinois – Col. Allen Buckner.
29th Indiana – Lieut. Col. David M. Dunn.
30th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Orrin D. Hurd.
77th Pennsylvania - Col. Thomas E. Rose.
20th Ohio Battery – Capt. Edward Grosskopff.
This brigade advanced from the Kelly field about noon as the reserve of Johnson’s division. When the front brigades, Willich’s being on the right and Baldwin’s on the left, reached this line, Dodge’s Brigade was brought forward upon the right and the entire line of the Division became severely engaged. After nearly two hours of hard fighting the enemy withdrew to the next high ground beyond the Winfrey House, followed by Johnson’s troops to the immediate vicinity of that house.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-584.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.341′ N, 85° 15.064′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located on the north side of a rocky, thinly wooded area near Brock’s field, there is no real path. Park along Brotherton Road at Brock’s Field (N 34° 55.2299 W 85° 14.9087). There is a semi-circular walking path on the north side of Brotherton Road, follow this path until you reach the tablet for Turchin's Brigade (USA, blue) (MT-641). Head north toward the tree line and use dead reckoning to find the tablet to Dodge's Brigade. 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. 49th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turchin's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Turchin's Brigade (Detachment) (about 600 feet away); Willich's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Maney's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (about 700 feet away); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering were installed on the Chickamauga/Chattanooga Battlefield by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.
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. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.