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

Walthall's Brigade

Liddell's Division

 

— Walker's Corps —

 
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By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
1. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the marker for Walthall's Brigade. There should be two tables, but tablet one was missing, its post is on the left side of tablet. two.
Inscription.  
Tablet 1

Missing


Tablet 2

E

Immediately after this brigade had captured battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Croxton’s Union Brigade advanced against the left flank of Liddell’s Division and obliged it to retire rapidly by the right to avoid capture. It withdrew to the right of Cheatham’s Division. At 3 o’clock it again moved to the right and formed on this ground for advance with Liddell’s Brigade on the right. It attacked the Union line in position on the open ground in its front but after a sharp engagement both brigades withdrew to the ground from which they had advanced and bivouacked.


 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1227.)
 
Location. 34° 55.432′ N, 85° 14.167′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located in the national park
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Close up view of the post for tablet one. Table two is to its right.
that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. This tablet is in the thick woods south of Brotherton Road, just a moderate distance west off of a park horse trail. The trail intersects Brotherton Road just west of the parking area for Bragg’s headquarters monument near the marker for the 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (CSA). Follow the trail until you reach Fowler's Alabama Battery (MT-1243), the marker for Walthall's Brigade will be on a side trail leading north (on you right when walking west). 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. Fowler’s Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood’s Brigade. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walker's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleburne's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This marker has two tablets, table one was missing on 6/1/2011


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 red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

In locating 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 marker and the marker'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).
 
Regarding Walthall's Brigade. Typically when there are two tables for a brigade, table one list the commanders and the units that make up the brigade. The following text is take from marker MT-1226, Walthall's Brigade.


Walthall's Brigade.

Liddell's
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Close up view of table two.
Division ......... Walker's Corps.

Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.

September 19, 1863, 11:30 A.M.

24th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel R. P. McKelvaine.

27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbel.

29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.

30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales.

34th Mississippi, - Major William G. Pegram.

Fowler's Alabama Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.




F


 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This link is to other plaques to Walthall's Brigade.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques (MT-1227). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 8, 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 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
4. Walthall's Brigade Marker
A more distant view of the tables for Walthall's Brigade showing its setting.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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