Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
E. King's Brigade
— Thomas' Corps. —
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Edward A. King
September 20, 1863, Morning
68th Indiana - Captain Edmund Finn
75th Indiana - Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
101st Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Doan.
105th Ohio - Major George T. Perkins.
Indiana Light Artillery 19th Battery - Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey.
The Brigade first formed west of the Lafayette Road and facing it being in echelon to the right and rear of Turchin's Brigade, and connecting with the left of Brannan's Division. There was a heavy attack after 10 A.M. from Stewart's troops, which after severe fighting was repulsed. Upon the retreat of Brannan, King's Brigade was moved across the road until its left joined Turchin's right which had been refused, and its line then faced the Poe house, where it remained without serious engagement during the early afternoon.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-605.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.486′ N, 85° 15.645′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the main roadway that runs north to south through the park. 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. 101st Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmer's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th Corps Headquarter’s (about 300 feet away); Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (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 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)."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.