Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger
Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger.
Sept. 20, 1863, 1 P.M.
1st Division - Brig. Gen. James B. Steedman.
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division - Col. Daniel McCook.
On the morning of the 20th of September the Reserve Corps was in the vicinity of McAfee's church, 2 1/4 miles northeast of this point. Gen. Granger, about noon, judging by the firing that Gen. Thomas was hard pressed, marched in haste with Steedman's Division to his assistance, guided by the sound of the guns, and without orders. While passing this point at 1 o'clock, Forrest's Cavalry attacked his flank without delaying him. He deployed Whitaker's Brigade upon the high ground west of this road and drove the enemy's cavalry away from the Union hospital at Cloud Spring. He then sent back for McCook's Brigade and posting it on the next crest south of Cloud's and West of McDonald's, rapidly pressed on with the rest of his command to he vicinity of the Snodgrass House where he reported to Gen. Thomas.
Location. 34° 57.171′ N, 85° 15.607′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Old Lafayette Road north of Gilbert Drive, on the right when traveling south. This historic marker is located where the Old Lafayette Road crosses a creek, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for two blocks, and just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). 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. Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. (here, next to this marker); Forrest's Pursuit (a few steps from this marker); First Firing on Chickamauga Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Confederate Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armstrong's Brigade. (about 300 feet away); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 383 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.