Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—McCook's Corps —
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel William W. Berry.
September 20, 1863 - 1st Position.
6th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Hagerman Tripp.
6th Indiana - Major Calvin D. Campbell.
5th Kentucky - Captain John M. Huston.
1st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Bassett Langdon.
93d Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel William H. Martin.
Indiana Light Artillery, 5th Battery, - Captain Peter Simonson.
The Brigade formed on this ground early Sunday morning in two lines and constructed log works. The 6th Indiana was on the right and the 93d Ohio on the left of the first line; the 5th Kentucky on the right, and the 1st Ohio on the left of the second line, the battery being on the left of the Brigade. Upon the appearance of Breckinridge's troops in the Kelly field the 5th Kentucky charged upon their left flank and assisted in their repulse. The Brigade fought heavily during the forenoon, and at intervals during the afternoon until ordered to withdraw about 5:30, while a general attack along the lines was in progress, when it crossed to the woods west of the Kelly field and proceeded with the Army to Rossville. Losses September 19th and 20th, killed 57; wounded 385; captured and missing 126, total 568.
Location. 34° 55.808′ N, 85° 15.302′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 93rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 monument and the monument'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).”
Regarding Baldwin's Brigade. Note that on this tablet, this Brigade is listed as being part of Johnson's Division, however, out on the park's battlefield, the tablet for Johnson's Division does not list this Brigade, rather it lists a Berry's Brigade. So upon doing some research on Wikipedia it was discovered that Colonel Philemon P. Baldwin was killed and Colonel William W. Berry assumed command of this Brigade.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.