Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Forrest's Cavalry Corps
— Brigadier General John Pegram —
Brigadier General John Pegram.
September 19th, 1863. 7 a.m.
Davidson's Brigade -- Brig. Gen. H.B. Davidson.
Scott's Brigade -- Col. John S. Scott.
On the afternoon of the 18th Forrest had with him a detachment of Morgan's command of Scott's Brigade under R. M. Martin, and his escort, and was joined at reed's Bridge by Pegram with Davidson's Brigade, and assisted in forcing a crossing for Bushrod R. Johnson's column. Forrest with this part of his command, bivouacked near Alexander's Brigade. Scott's Brigade was sent on the 18th to operate in the vicinity of Ringgold (Red House) Bridge against the advanced forces of Gordon Granger's Corps from Rossville. At daylight of the 19th Forrest started to reconnoiter in the vicinity of Reed's Bridge to protect Bragg's right flank. At 7:30 Davidson's Brigade of this Division became hotly engaged with Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division near and west of Jay's Mill. Wilson's Infantry Brigade of Walker's Corps was hastily brought over by Forrest from near Alexander's house at 9 a.m., and an hour later
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1109.)
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° 55.771′ N, 85° 13.764′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Jay's Mill Road north of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling north. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, near the site of Jay's Mill, within shouting distance, and to the north of, the intersection of the Jay's Mill and the Brotherton roadways. 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. The Armies Engage (within shouting distance of this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davidson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Confederates Cross the Creek (about 400 feet away); Polk's Brigade (about 4th United States Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (about 400 feet away); Johnson's Provisional Division (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 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.