Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps
Brigader General John K. Jackson
(September 19, 1863, noon.)
1st Georgia (Confederate) 2nd Battalion, - Major James C. Gordon.
5th Georgia - Colonel Charles P. Daniel.
2nd Georgia Battalion, Sharpshooters - Major Richard H. Whatley.
5th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel W. L. Sykes.
8th Mississippi - Colonel John C. Wilkinson.
Scogin's (Georgia) Battery - Captain John Scogin.
This Brigade, the right of its Division, with Preston Smith's Brigade on its left, formed line of battle near the high ground south of this position about 10:30 a.m. It came into action on this line and drove the enemy to the high ground next northwest, capturing three guns. Here it encountered the troops of Johnson's Division about noon, and after two hours hard fighting the Brigade was withdrawn to the line from which it first advanced, and Maney's Brigade took its place. Maney was soon forced to retire to the rear of Jackson.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is November 25, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.331′ N, 85° 14.729′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road west of Alexander Bridge 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, east of the LaFayette Road and near the intersection with 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Ohio Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Deshler's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Dodge's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (about 600 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 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.