Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General John M. Palmer
Major General John M. Palmer.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Cruft.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William B. Hazen.
3rd Brigade - Colonel William Grose.
(September 19, 1863, 1:30 P.M.)
Shortly before daylight,September 19th, Palmer's Division took position on the left of VanCleve's Division, west of the LaFayette Road and three-quarters of a mile north of Lee and Gordon's Mill, and shortly before noon was ordered to march to the assistance of the troops engaged on the left. He moved rapidly and came into action on Johnson's right at 12:30 p.m. His brigades were formed in echelon left in front. Hazen on the left came into action on this ground; Cruft was soon engaged on Hazen's right, while Grose was directed considerably to the right of Cruft. After severe fighting, Hazen was relieved at 3 p.m. by Turchin's Brigade of Reynolds' Division, and was sent back to the LaFayette Road to replenish his ammunition. Turchin and Cruft held this position until recalled to the LaFayette Road at 5 p.m. Grose's
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-517.)
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° 55.161′ N, 85° 15.156′ 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, about midway between the LaFayette Road and the Alexander Bridge 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 Cruft's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Grose's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 700 feet away); Turchin's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 700 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).”
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 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.