Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
September 20, 1863, 1st Position.
2d South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Colonel James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland.
8th South Carolina, - Colonel John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Colonel Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Captain Joshua M. Townsend.
This Brigade on the right with Humphrey's on its left formed the third division line of Longstreet's central column of attack. It moved forward at 11:15 in support of Hood's Division in its attack on the Union line in position west of the Poe House crossed the LaFayette Road near that house and pushed forward to the Dyer Field where it wheeled to the right and passed to the front of Hood's line.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1180.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.117′ N, 85° 15.342′ 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. McLaw's Division (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Ohio 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).”
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 321 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.