Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigadier General E. McIver Law
Brigadier General E. McIver Law.
September 20, 1863.
Robertson's Brigade, - Brigadier General J.B. Robertson.
Law's Brigade, - Colonel James L. Sheffield.
Benning's Brigade, - Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
This Division at 11:15 a.m. followed Johnson's across the Lafayette Road and turning slightly to the right encountered the right of Brannan's Division folding it back upon Beatty's Brigade of Van Cleve's Division and forcing both to the rear. It advanced northwardly until checked by a counter-charge of Harker's Brigade which promptly returning from its movement toward the left formed line facing south across the path of Hood's advance. At this point General Hood was severely wounded losing a leg. McLaw's Division following in the track of Hood's passed over the latter line and after a sharp contest forced Harker back to the Snodgrass ridge. Hood's troops were not further engaged during the afternoon with the exception of the 15th Alabama Colonel W.C. Oates which joined Kershaw's Brigade and went forward with it.
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° 55.111′ N, 85° 15.378′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. Benning's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphreys' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaw's Division (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 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).”
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 July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.