Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
Sheridan'a Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel Bernard Laiboldt.
September 20, 1863. Morning, 1st Position.
44th Illinois - Colonel Wallace W. Barrett.
73d Illinois - Colonel James F. Jaquess.
2d Missouri - Major Arnold Beck.
15th Missouri - Colonel Joseph Conrad.
Battery G. 1st Missouri - Lieutenant Gustavus Schueler.
Before daylight of September 20th this Brigade was brought from its bivouac at Viniard's to this position where it held the right of Sheridan's Division with Lytle's Brigade on its left, Bradley's (Walworth's) being in reserve. At 11 o'clock the latter Brigade relieved Laiboldt's which was sent to the left under instructions to occupy ground which had been held by General Negley. Upon reaching the Dyer fields it took position on the ridge west of the Tan Yard. Carlin's Brigade of Davis' Division having reached the ground which Laiboldt was ordered to cover.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-612.)
Topics. War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.369′ N, 85° 16.317′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), between the roadway and a nearby parking lot, south of the Wilder Tower. 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. 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 8th Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away); 123rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (about 400 feet away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (about 400 feet away); Wilder´s Defense (about 400 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 October 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.