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

Deshler's Brigade

Cleburne's Division

 

—Hill's Corps —

 
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Deshler's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Deshler's Brigade.
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General James Deshler.
September 19, 1863. 6:30 p.m., 2d Position

19th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hutchinson
24th Arkansas - Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hutchinson
6th Texas Infantry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
10th Texas Infantry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
15th Texas Cavalry - Colonel Roger Q. Mills.
17th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
18th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
24th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
25th Texas Cavalry - Colonel F.C. Wilkes.
Douglas' Texas Battery - Captain James P. Douglas.

Deshler's Brigade appeared in front of this position at dusk September 19th. After developing the line of Dodge's Brigade of Johnson's Division it moved to its left for the purpose of turning the right flank of that command. This move uncovered the front of Dodge's Brigade and Preston Smith's Brigade of Cheatham's Division moved in the darkness directly upon the front of Dodge's line supposing it to be Deshler's. Preston Smith and two of his staff were killed. Meantime Deshler's Brigade had enveloped the right flank of Dodge's command resulting in the capture of nearly the whole of the 77th Pennsylvania, and about half of the 79th Illinois. The action lasted
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, situated in a wooded area, as seen from the park hiking trail.
for some time after dark. The Union troops at its close withdrawing to the Kelly field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1148.)
 
Location. 34° 55.244′ N, 85° 14.718′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The tablet is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of wooded park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton Road. 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. 20th Ohio Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Smith's Mississippi Battery (about 400 feet away); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Maney's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the back side of the tablet, seen in a partial clearing, deep in a wooded area.
(about 500 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Jackson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is situated well into the woods, off of a regular park hiking trail, on a remote secondary trail, and is somewhat difficult to locate.

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Deshler's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Deshler's Brigade Marker
View of the front side of the tablet, seen in a partial clearing, deep in a wooded area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 130 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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