Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Major General Joseph J. Reynolds —
Major General Joseph J. Reynolds.
1st Brigade - Colonel John T. Wilder. (Mounted Infantry Detached.)
2d Brigade - Colonel Edward A. King.
3d Brigade - Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 19, 1863, Afternoon.
Turchin's and E. A. King's Brigades of Reynold's Division, Wilder's being detached and serving as mounted infantry, marched from Pond Springs at 4 p.m. of September 18th, and took position in the Poe Field about 1:30 p.m. of the 19th. Soon after 2 o'clock Turchin moved to the front and relieved Hazen's Brigade of Palmer's line, being there supported on his right by Cruft's Brigade of Palmer's Division. Both brigades became heavily engaged. The troops of King's Brigade were sent in detachments to the right of Palmer's and Van Cleve's lines. Both Van Cleve's Division and King's Brigade of Reynolds' were driven back about 4 p.m. to this position by Stewart's troops, and were formed as a support to fourteen guns placed on the high ground south of the Brotherton House facing southeast. Hazen's Brigade was formed to the left and rear of the guns.
The enemy then retired the forces with which he had broken the Union center at the Brotherton House.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-521.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.883′ N, 85° 15.724′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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. 44th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (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 September 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.