Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
J. Beatty's Brigade
Negley's Division, Thomas Corps.
—Brig. Gen. John Beatty. —
Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Brig. Gen. John Beatty
Sept. 20, 1863, 8 A.M.
104th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Douglas Hapeman.
42nd Indiana, - Lieut. Col. Wm. T.B. McIntyre.
88th Indiana, - Col. George Humphrey.
15th Kentucky, - Col. Marion C. Taylor.
Bridges Illinois Battery, - Capt. Lyman Bridges.
About 8 A.M. this brigade arrived from its position in the Dyer field as the reserve of Negley's division and went into line on the left of Dodge's brigade its left extending across the Lafayette road. About 8:30 A.M. it was ordered to advance its left to the high ground near or around the McDonald house.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-546.)
Location. 34° 56.102′ N, 85° 15.56′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 42nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (a few steps from this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kentucky State Memorial (about 300 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 500 feet away); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (about 500 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 monument 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)."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 27, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.