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

Scribner's Brigade

Baird's Division

— Thomas' Corps —

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Scribner's Brigade.
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner
September 19, 1863, 4:30 p.m., 3d Position

38th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
2nd Ohio - Major William T. Beatty.
33rd Ohio - Colonel Oscar F. Moore.
94th Ohio - Major Rue P. Hutchins.
10th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Ely.
Battery A, 1st Michigan - Lieutenant Almerick W. Wilbur.

Upon arriving upon this ground from the glade north of the Kelly field the Brigade recovered many of its wounded of the morning fight. At dusk, while advancing on the left of Starkweather's Brigade, which was then moving into action on the left of Johnson's Division, Scribner's Brigade made a slight wheel to the right in the gloom, while Starkweather's made a similar movement to the left and the two Brigades fired into each other, adding immensely to the confusion of the night attack. At the close of the engagement which lasted over an hour, both Brigades fell back to the Kelly field.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
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and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-626.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.667′ N, 85° 14.617′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. 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. A different marker also named Scribner's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 4th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); 5th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); 6th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 10th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (about 500 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).”
Regarding Scribner's Brigade. Corrected GPS coordinates taken from my 5D metadata of the photo I took of the marker. Listed GPS location is .004' N of the GPS location of marker 100683.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2022, by Vince Jackson of Toano, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 8, 2023