Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—McCook's Corps —
Davis' Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General William P. Carlin.
September 19, 1863. 2 p.m. - 1st Position
21st Illinois - Colonel John W.S. Alexander.
38th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Daniel H. Gilmer.
81st Indiana - Captain Nevil B. Boone.
81st Indiana - Major James E. Calloway.
101st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel John Messer.
101st Ohio - Major Bedan B. McDanald
2nd Minnesota Battery - Lieutenant Albert Woodbury.
2nd Minnesota Battery - Lieutenant Richard L. Dawley.
The Brigade arrived on this ground from Crawfish Springs about 1p.m. and formed line of battle having Heg's Brigade on its left, and two regiments of Wilder's Brigade of mounted Infantry on its right. It moved forward at once, crossed the LaFayette Road and attacked the enemy in the field east of Viniard's. The 21st Illinois was sent to the support of Heg's Brigade on the left, and the 81st Indiana was detached to support the artillery of the Division. The entire Brigade was hotly engaged, several times repulsing the enemy, and being in turn repulsed, but finally regained its position at the road until relieved by Bradley's Brigade of Sheridan's Division about 4 p.m. The Brigade then withdrew into the edge of the forest west of Viniard's and bivouacked.
Location. 34° 54.16′ N, 85° 15.62′ 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. 101st Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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