Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Buckner's Corps. —
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry D. Clayton.
September 20, 1863, 11 A.M., 2d Position.
18th Alabama - Colonel J. T. Holtzclaw.
36th Alabama - Colonel Lewis T. Woodruff.
38th Alabama - Lieutenant Colonel A. R. Lankford.
1st Arkansas Battery - Captain John T. Humphreys.
About 11 o'clock the Brigade advanced with the rest of its Division from its position beyond the first crest east of this tablet. Upon reaching the open ground it was subjected to a heavy fire of artillery and small arms and suffered severely. It, however, pushed on to the Lafayette road from which point it was compelled to withdraw by the troops of Brannan and Reynolds posted behind field defenses of rails and stones. The Brigade retired to the morning position and was not further engaged until the general advance shortly before sundown. Taken into action September 19th 1446 officers and men. Killed 86; wounded 535; missing 13; total 634. Percentage of loss 42.40.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.289′ N, 85° 15.67′ 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); Brown's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Site of Poe House (a few steps from this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); McCants' Florida Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (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)."
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.