Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee
General Braxton Bragg
— September 20, 1863 —
General Braxton Bragg.
September 20, 1863.
Polk's Corps - General Leonidas Polk.
Hill's Corps - Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill.
Longstreet's Corps - Major General John B. Hood.
Buckner's Corps - Major General Simon B. Buckner.
Walker's Reserve Corps - Major General William H. T. Walker.
Wheeler's Cavalry Corps - Major General Joseph Wheeler.
Forrest's Cavalry Corps - Brigadier General Nathan B. Forrest.
Reserve Artillery - Major Samuel C. Williams
At the close of the engagement on the 19th of September, orders were given for the renewal of the battle at daylight. The army was divided into two wings. General Polk was placed in command of the right wing, and General Longstreet in command of the left wing. The orders directed the attack to begin by divisions on the extreme right at dawn, and to be taken up rapidly and successfully to the left. Owing to various delays the attack did not open in General Polk's wing until 9:30 a.m. General Stewart's division being the right of General Longstreet's wing, attacked at
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-427A.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.567′ N, 85° 14.077′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a large clearing just outside of the surrounding woods, south of the Brotherton Road, just about shouting distance east of a park horse trail, and south of the nearby park roadway. 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. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (here, next to this marker); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 29th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Liddell's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 25th Georgia Infantry 74th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.