Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McLaws' Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys.
September 20, 1863, 7 A.M.
13th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel Kennon McElroy.
17th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fiser.
18th Mississippi - Captain W. F. Hubbard.
21st Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel D.N. Moody.
This Brigade arrived at Alexander's Bridge from Virginia at 2 o'clock A.M. September 20th, and in the morning took its position on the left of Kershaw's Brigade in the third or rear Division line of Longstreet's central column. It moved forward from this position in the general advance at 11:15 A.M.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1164A.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.109′ N, 85° 15.337′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of 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. McLaw's Division (a few steps from this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 84th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet 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).”
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