Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Crittenden's Corps —
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel George P. Buell.
September 19, 1863, 4 p.m., 1st Position
100th Illinois - Colonel Frederick A. Bartleson.
58th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel James T. Embree.
13th Michigan - Colonel Joshua B. Culver.
13th Michigan - Major William G. Eaton.
26th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel William H. Young.
8th Indiana Battery - Captain George Estep.
The Brigade reached this position about 3:30 p.m. and formed in two lines facing east with the road between them. Upon the repulse of Davis troops in front it charged forward, and after hard fighting was forced back across the low ground to the west of the road. There the Brigade rallied and retook the ground of its first advance. Under a charge from the enemy it was again driven back to the road, but immediately advanced and regained its ground.
A final assault of the enemy was repulsed and the Brigade line advanced a short distance. The troops encountered were Robertson's and Benning's Brigades of Law's Division. The Brigade, formed in two lines, lay on its arms until 3 a.m. September 20, when it moved to a position north of Widow Glen's.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Location. 34° 54.21′ N, 85° 15.66′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. 13th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.