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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Liddell's Brigade

Liddell's Division

 

— Walker's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Liddell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Text from the First Tablet:

Liddell's Brigade
Liddell's Division, Walker's Corps.
Colonel Daniel C. Govan.
September 19, 1863, 3 p.m.

2nd and 5th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel Reuben F. Harvey.
2nd and 5th Arkansas, - Captain A. T. Meek
5th and 13th Arkansas, - Colonel L. Featherstone.
5th and 13th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel John E. Murray.
6th and 7th Arkansas, - Colonel D. A. Gillespie.
6th and 7th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel Peter Snyder.
8th Arkansas, - Major A. Watkins.
1st Louisiana (Regulars), - Lieutenant Colonel George F. Baucum, 8th Arkansas.
1st Louisiana (Regulars) - Major A. Watkins, 8th Arkansas.
Warren's Light Artillery, (Mississippi.) - Lieutenant H. Shannon.

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Text from the Second Tablet:

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Upon withdrawing from the ground of its morning fighting in consequence of the attack of Croxton's Union Brigade upon its left flank Liddell's Brigade took position on this line. At 3 o'clock the Brigade with Walthall's on its left advanced against the Union
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Liddell's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
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line on the high ground in its front. The brunt of the attack however fell on Walthall's portion of the line which gained the ridge in the immediate proximity of the Union line but after a brief engagement was repulsed. Both brigades bivouacked upon the ground from which their advance had been made.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1187.)
 
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° 55.619′ N, 85° 14.176′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the Brotherton Road (about midway between the Alexander Bridge Road and the Jay's Mill 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. 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 10th Indiana Infantry (about
Liddell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Liddell's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
500 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Croxton's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 600 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 marker and the marker'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).”
 
Liddell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Liddell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets looking west along the Brotherton Road.
Liddell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Liddell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets, situated just off of the roadway, looking north, in the direction of Croxton's Union Brigade.
Liddell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Liddell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets looking east along the Brotherton Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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