Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Van Cleve's Division
Van Cleve's Division, - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel George F. Dick.
Sept. 19, 1863, 4:30 P.M.
44th Indiana, - Lieutenant Colonel Simeon C. Aldrich.
86th Indiana, - Major Jacob C. Dick.
13th Ohio, - Captain Horatio G. Cosgrove.
59th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Granville A. Frambes.
7th Indiana Battery, - Captain George R. Swallow.
Being forced out of the forest east of this position by Stewart's Division, Dick's and Beatty's Brigades formed on this ridge, and with the assistance of the 9th Indiana and 41st Ohio from Hazen's Brigade held this position for about thirty minutes when, by an advance of Stewart's troops from the front and a flanking attack of Johnson's Brigade on the right, the whole line was forced back through and across the Dyer Field. Van Cleve's Brigades rallied and bivouacked upon the slope next west of the Crawfish Springs Road opposite Dyer's House.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-580.)
Topics. This historical marker is War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.922′ N, 85° 15.715′ W. Marker is in 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, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west 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. 86th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.