Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hood's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel James L. Sheffield.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 a.m.
4th Alabama, - Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles.
15th Alabama, - Colonel W.C. Oates.
44th Alabama, - Colonel William F. Perry.
47th Alabama, - Major James M. Campbell.
48th Alabama, - Lieutenant Colonel William M. Hardwick.
This Brigade led its Division as the second line of Longstreet's Corps. It moved about 11:15 a.m. from a line about 800 yards east of the Lafayette road. Upon reaching the road it inclined to the right and followed by Benning's and Robertson's Brigades attacked the right of Brannan's Division forcing it to the rear. Upon entering the Dyer field south of the Blacksmith's shop it was attacked by Harker's Union Brigade and forced to the rear. McLaws' Division then replaced Hood's at the front line and the latter remained in the forest east of the Dyer field.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1186.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.215′ N, 85° 15.66′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, between the site of the Poe House and the Brotherton House. 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. Gracie's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); Robertson's Brigade (about 300 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.