Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Walker's Corps —
Liddell's Division, Walker's Corps.
Colonel Daniel C. Govan.
September 19, 1863, 3 p.m.
2nd and 5th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel Reuben E. Harvey.
2nd and 5th Arkansas, - Captain A. T. Meek
5th and 13th Arkansas, - Colonel L. Featherston.
5th and 13th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel John E. Murray.
6th and 7th Arkansas, - Colonel D. A. Gillespie.
6th and 7th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel Peter Snyder.
8th Arkansas, - Lieutenant Colonel George D. Baucum.
1st Louisiana (Regulars), - Lieutenant Colonel George D. Baucum (8th Arkansas).
1st Louisiana (Regulars) - Major A. Watkins, 8th Arkansas.
Warren's Light Artillery, (Mississippi.) - Lieutenant H. Shannon.
This Brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Byram's Ford the evening of September 18th and early on the 19th reached this position while moving with its Corps to take position east of Viniard's in the general line of battle then forming there. It halted at this point, deployed on the left of Walthall's Brigade and moved northwardly to the assistance of Forrest's Cavalry and Walker's Division. These forces had been unexpectedly attacked near Jay's Mill by troops of General Thomas' Corps which, by a night march from McLemore's Cove had passed beyond the right of Bragg
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1188.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 54.684′ N, 85° 13.928′ W. Marker was in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker was at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Alexander-Viniard Road, on the left when traveling north on Alexander Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Wilder's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Walker's Division. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to James Ogden, the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, "MT-1188
In locating this missing tablet 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 •
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