Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— McCook's Corps —
Johnson's Division -- McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General August Willich
89th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison (Detached.)
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
Battery A, 1st Ohio - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.
September 19, 1863, 3 P.M.
This Brigade, being the right of the front line of Johnson's Division, with Baldwin's Brigade on its left and Dodge's in reserve, advanced from the Kelly field about noon. It soon struck the right of Cheatham's Division advancing to the assistance of Walker's Corps and in pursuit of Croxton's Brigade, which had forced Liddell's Division to retire by its right, and after two hours of heavy fighting first with Jackson's Brigade of Cheatham's Division and subsequently with Maney's which relieved it, forced their line back, and occupied this position.
Baldwin's Brigade was on its left, and Dodge's on its right. At dark Cleburne's Division with
The Brigade the withdrew with its Division to the Kelly field and bivouacked.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-653.)
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° 55.421′ N, 85° 14.613′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge 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. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance 89th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (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 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.