Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Buckner's Corps —
Preston's Division, - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel Robert C. Trigg.
September 20, 1863, 4 P.M.
1st florida Cavalry, Dismounted, - Colonel G. T. Maxwell.
6th Florida, - Colonel J. J. Finley.
7th Florida, - Colonel Robert Bullock.
54th Virginia, - Lieutenant Colonel John J. Wade.
Peeples' Georgia Battery, - Captain Tyler M. Peeples.
At 3:30 p.m. of the 20th Trigg's Brigade had been brought up from a point east of Viniard's and formed on this line facing north as a support of Williams' Battalion of Artillery. About this time the entire Division was ordered to the left to support the attack on Snodgrass Hill but Trigg's Brigade was delayed somewhat by a report that Union Cavalry was approaching from Lee and Gordon's Mill on the Lafayette Road. The Brigade however reached Snodgrass Hill about 6:30 p.m. and formed on the left of Kelly's Brigade then assaulting.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1220.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.012′ N, 85° 15.652′ 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, just south of the Brotherton Cabin, on 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. Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (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 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.