Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Thomas' Corps. —
Reynolds' Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 20, 1863, 6 P.M.
18th Kentucky, - Captain John B. Heltemes.
11th Ohio, - Colonel Philander P. Lane.
36th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram F. Devol.
92nd Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Putnam, Jr.
Indiana Light 21st Battery, - Captain William F. Andrew.
The brigade by order of General Thomas withdrew from its position southeast of the Kelly field about 5 p.m. and formed line to protect the retirement of other troops on the left moved by the flank across the Lafayette road formed in two lines facing north with the right resting on the road and charged through the fields south and west of McDonald's upon the flank of Liddell's division which had just crossed the Lafayette road at that point from the east. With the aid of artillery and the skirmish line of Dan McCook's brigade after compelling Liddell to retire from this position with the loss of over 200 prisoners and two guns temporarily abandoned, the brigade turned to the left and joined the column retiring
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-643A.)
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° 56.396′ N, 85° 15.567′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Post 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 western side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the northern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park, in the Visitor Center, along the walkway leading to the overflow parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3370 Lafayette Road, 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. The Battle of Chickamauga (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Plaques and Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Artillery (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 July 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 249 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.