Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry Benning.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
2d Georgia, - Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, - Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, - Colonel J.d. Waddell.
This Brigade being the right of the second line of the Division advanced about 11:15 A.M. from the low ground beyond the first crest east of this point and attacked Brannan's Division which was forced to the rear. The Brigade capturing four pieces of artillery followed until its Division was checked by a portion of Wood's troops formed on the high ground in the north end of the Dyer field. At that point McLaws' Division which had followed in the track of Hood's passed to the front and engaged Wood's line. Benning's Brigade remained in the forest east of Dyer's field.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1135.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.269′ N, 85° 15.74′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Poe Road west of Lafayette Road. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe 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. 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This particular Georgia Brigade Tablet, is part of a line of Georgia Regimental Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.
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 317 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.