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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McCook's Brigade

Steedman's Division

 

—Granger's Reserve Corps —

 
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. McCook's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
McCook's Brigade
Steedman's Division, Granger's Reserve Corps.
Colonel Daniel McCook.
September 19, 1863, 7 a.m.

85th Illinois, - Colonel Caleb J. Dilworth.
86th Illinois, - Lieutenant Colonel David W. Magee.
125th Illinois, - Colonel Oscar F. Harman.
52nd Ohio, - Major James T. Holmes.
2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery I, - Captain Charles M. Barnett.
69th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Bingham. (Temporarily attached)

The afternoon of the 18th the Brigade marched from Rossville to support Minty's cavalry in disputing the passage of the Confederates at Reed's Bridge.

Arriving at this position just at dark the head of the column ran into the rear of McNair's Confederate Brigade passing up the Alexander's Bridge Road, capturing 22 prisoners.

During the night the Brigade was joined by Colonel Mitchell's Brigade. Before daylight the 69th Ohio was sent to capture Reed's Bridge, which had been taken by the Confederates the afternoon of the 18th. The Regiment charged across the bridge and set it on fire. At 7 a.m. on the 19th the brigade was ordered to return to Rossville.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-618.)
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. McCook's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east.

 
Location. 34° 55.947′ N, 85° 13.916′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reed's Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is situated with a cluster of markers, located along a park roadway that runs between the Lafayette Road and Jay's Mill Road, a short distance northwest of the National Park's eastern boundary. 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. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 69th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield"
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. McCook's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking southeast, with the modern day Reed's Bridge Road in the background.
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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. McCook's Brigade Marker
A distant view, looking north, from across the Reed's Bridge Road, of the backside of the tablet, seen situated in a cluster of monuments and artillery pieces.
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. McCook's Brigade Marker
View, looking west along the Reed's Bridge Road, of the backside of the tablet.
McCook's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. McCook's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Reed's Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 162 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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