Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw —
Brigader General Joseph B. Kershaw.
September 20, 1863
,br> Kershaw's Brigade, Brigader General Joseph B. Kershaw.
Humphrey's Brigade, Brigader General Benjamin G. Humphreys.
This Division formed the rear of Hood's column and advanced with it from the forest east of the Brotherton House at 11:15 a.m. Soon after entering the Dyer Fields it passed over Hood's Division which had been checked by a charge of Harker's Brigade forced Harker's Brigade to Snodgrass Hill and at 1 p.m. unsuccessfully assaulted the Hill where Harker and others had formed their commands. Several assaults of the most persistent character were made by the Division during the afternoon but without carrying the Union line. Fighting ceased on the front of the Division at sunset the last assault being participated in by Gracie's Brigade of Preston's Division.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1107.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.115′ N, 85° 15.337′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left 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. Kershaw's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Humphreys' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 84th Illinois Infantry (about 300 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 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 275 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.