Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division, - Polk's Corps.
Brigade General George Maney.
September 19, 1863, 2 p.m.
1st Tennessee, - Colonel Hume R. Field.
27th Tennessee, - Colonel Hume R. Field.
4th Tennessee, Provisional Army, - Colonel James A. McMurry.
6th Tennessee, - Colonel George C. Porter.
9th Tennessee, - Colonel George C. Porter.
24th Tennessee, (Battalion Sharpshooters) - Major Frank Maney.
Smith's (Mississippi) Battery, - Lieutenant William B. Turner.
This Brigade, with Strahl's on its left, formed the second line of Cheatham's Division at the opening of the action. About 2 o'clock it was sent forward over this ground to relieve Jackson's Brigade on the next crest to the north. There the Brigade at once became heavily engaged.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1197.)
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° 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. Smith's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Ohio Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deshler's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 29th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (about 700 feet away); Dodge's Brigade (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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.