Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Major General Joseph J. Reynolds —
Major General Joseph J. Reynolds
September 20th, 1863, until 5:30 P.M.
1st Brigade - Colonel John T. Wilder. (Mounted Infantry Detached.)
2d Brigade - Colonel Edward A. King, Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
3d Brigade - Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
This Division, early in the morning of the 20th of September, formed on the right of Palmer's Division, prolonging the Union line to and beyond the LaFayette Road south of Kelly's. Turchin's Brigade formed the left of the Division and Edward King's, posted west of the road, formed its right. These Brigades were in two lines and their fronts were protected by slight breastworks of rails, logs, and stones, hastily constructed.
Soon after 10 o'clock Stewart's Division of three Brigades attacked upon Brannan's and Reynolds' fronts with great vigor, but were repulsed after severe fighting at close range with great loss, and were reformed upon the ground from which they first advanced. At 11 A.M. Longstreet's columns of three Divisions pierced
King's Brigade followed Turchin in a charge to the road north of the woods when it was turned to the left and placed on the high ground near Turchin to assist in covering the withdrawal. The Division subsequently followed the rear of the column to Rossville by way of McFarland's Gap. The loss of the Division for two days was: Killed 93; Wounded, 685; Missing, 176; total 954.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.589′ N, 85° 15.413′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about two thirds of the way through the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline 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. 11th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 23rd Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers)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 monument and the monument'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 Brigade tablets for this Division.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.