Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Van Cleve's Division
— Crittenden's Corps —
Van Cleve's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel Sidney M. Barnes.
September 19, 1863, 2 P.M.
35th Indiana - Major John P. Dufficy.
8th Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel James D. Mayhew.
8th Kentucky - Major John S. Clark.
51st Ohio - Colonel Richard W. McClain.
99th Ohio - Colonel Peter T. Swaine.
3rd Wisconsin Battery - Lieutenant Cortland Livingston.
The brigade arrived upon this ground from near Lee and Gordon's mills at 2 p.m. and at once formed line and advanced into the woods east of the road. The line soon encountered and became heavily engaged with troops of Longstreet's corps. It continued to advance until it had passed into the front of Carlin's brigade, then fighting in the field east of Viniard's. Here about 3:30 p.m. it was attacked on the right flank by Trigg's brigade of Preston's division and forced back to the vicinity of the Lafayette road where the 51st and 99th Ohio formed on the right of the battery and the 8th Kentucky
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-541.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 53.916′ N, 85° 15.7′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road near Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National 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. 51st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet Laiboldt's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 400 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 July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.