Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Maj. Gen. James S. Negley. —
Maj. Gen. James S. Negley.
Sept. 20, 1863, Morning.
1st Brigade, - Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, - Col. William Sirwell.
This tablet marks the left of the division during the night of September 19th. It was ordered from this position to the extreme left by General Thomas about 7:30 or 8 A.M. the 20th Gen. Rosecrans being then present with Negley directed that Beatty's brigade then in reserve in the Dyer field be sent at once the others to follow as soon as they could be replaced by other troops of Wood's and Davis's division. Stanley's brigade was relieved soon after 9:30 A.M., and Sirwell's after 10.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-511.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1947.
Location. 34° 55.076′ N, 85° 15.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe 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. Woods Division (here, next to this marker); Buell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Ohio Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 400 feet away); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (about 400 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (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 monument 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)."
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.