Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Forrest's Cavalry Corps —
Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.
Colonel George G. Dibrell.
September 19, 1863, 1st Position
4th Tennessee - Colonel William S. McLemore.
8th Tennessee - Captain Hamilton McGinnis.
9th Tennessee - Colonel Jacob B. Biffle.
10th Tennessee - Colonel Nicholas N. Cox.
11th Tennessee - Colonel Daniel W. Holman.
Shaw's Battalion - Major Joseph Shaw.
(O.P. Hamilton's Battalion and R. D. Allison's Squadron, Consolidated.)
Huggin's (Freeman's) Tennessee Battery - Captain A.L. Huggins.
Morton's Tennessee Battery - Captain John W. Morton, Jr.
This Brigade was brought up from General Polk's Headquarters near Dr. Anderson's arriving a short time after the action began, and before the arrival of infantry re-enforcements. It went into position on the right of Davidson's Brigade and attacked, dismounted, the front VanDerveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division, and was repulsed.
Here it was re-enforced on the left by Ector's Infantry Brigade of Walker's Division. It next formed across the Ringgold Road to attack Van Derveer's
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1150.)
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° 55.843′ N, 85° 13.734′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Jay's Mill Road and Reeds Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Jay's Mill Road. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park roadway called Jay's Mill Road, at the park's site where the Reed's Bridge crossing was contested. 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. Johnson's Provisional Division (here, next to this marker); 4th United States Cavalry4th Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Cross the Creek (a few steps from this marker); 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 700 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 November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.