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

Harker's Brigade

Wood's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Harker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 19, 1863, 4 p.m.

3rd Kentucky - Colonel Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Colonel Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Horatio N. Whitbeck.
65th Ohio - Major Samuel C. Brown.
125th Ohio - Colonal Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio 6th Battery - Captain Cullen Bradley.

The Brigade arrived about 3:30 p.m. from the vicinity of Lee and Gordon's Mills. The 125th Ohio and 64th Ohio formed here, and moving towards the crest east of the road became engaged with troops of Hood's Division. The 65th Ohio and 3rd Kentucky formed line nearly perpendicular to the road, and after hard fighting advanced northward to attack Confederate troops crossing the road a few hundred yards beyond. Arriving in rear of Johnson's Brigade of Bushrod R. Johnson's Division, which had passed to the west of the road and wheeled north to attack the flank of Van Cleve's Division in the Brotherton field. Harker's Brigade attacked Johnson's line and forced it to withdraw into the forest east of the road. The Brigade then joined Buell's Brigade at Viniard's and bivouacked there until 2 a.m., when it retired to a position on the range north of Widow Glenn's.
 
Erected
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the LaFayette Road.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-592.)
 
Location. 34° 54.293′ N, 85° 15.68′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school house. 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. Benning's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia 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
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Harker's Brigade Marker
View, looking east, of the tablet situated in a clearing, not far from the edge of the woods.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking south along the LaFayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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