Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel Edmund C. Cook.
September 20, 1863, 11 A.M., 2d Position
18th Tennessee - Captain Gideon H. Lowe.
26th Tennessee - Major Richard M. Saffell.
32d Tennessee - Captain Calaway G. Tucker.
45th Tennessee - Colonel Anderson Searcy.
23d Tennessee Battalion - Captain W.P. Simpson.
T.H. Dawson's (Georgia) Battery - Lieutenant R.W. Anderson.
About 11 o'clock the Brigade with Wood's on its right moved forward from its position beyond the first crest east of this position. Upon reaching the open ground it came under a terrific fire from the troops of Brannan's line posted behind barricades of rails and stone west of the Poe place, and from an enfilading fire from the infantry and artillery of Reynolds' Division near the north end of the field. The left of the Brigade crossed the road but after severe fighting was repulsed with heavy loss. It then withdrew to its morning line and remained unengaged until the general advance shortly before sundown. Strength in action 1440 officers
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1137.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1845.
Location. 34° 55.279′ N, 85° 15.667′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road, on the left when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the eastern edge of an open field, situated between the east side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road and along the west side of the Lafayette Road. 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. Darden's Mississippi Battery (a few steps from this marker); Clayton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Site of Poe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia BatteryMcCants' Florida Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.