Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel John S. Fulton.
September 20, 1963, 11:20 A.M.
17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd.
23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble.
25th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel R. B. Snowden.
44th Tennessee, - Major G. M. Crawford.
York's Georgia Battery, - Lieutenant William S. Everett.
This Brigade the center of its Division moved at 11:10 a.m. from the first crest east of the Brotherton House and reached this position under a heavy fire of artillery and infantry. The advance from this line to the Dyer fields was resisted by a front and flank fire from Heg's Brigade of Davis' Division but the Brigade struck Heg's men in flank and drove them. Upon reaching the Dyer fields it passed over the ridge on its west side and took part during the afternoon in the assaults on Snodgrass Hill.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1173.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.043′ N, 85° 15.649′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main roadway, near the Brotherton House, beside a split rail fence that runs along the west side of the LaFayette 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. Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 295 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.