Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Granger's Reserve Corps —
Second Division, Granger's Reserve Corps.
Colonel Daniel McCook.
September 20, 1863, 2 to 8 p.m.
85th Illinois, - Colonel Caleb J. Dilworth.
86th Illinois, - Lieutenant Colonel David W. Magee.
125th Illinois, - Colonel Oscar F. Harman.
52nd Ohio, - Major James T. Holmes.
2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery I, - Captain Charles M. Barnett.
The Brigade moved about 1 p.m. from the vicinity of McAfee's Church, two and one-half miles northeast of this point and while marching along the road east of this position, the head of the column was fired upon by artillery of Forrest's cavalry east of the road. To avoid delay McCook changed direction to the right to go around some open fields commanded by Forrest's artillery. Passing around these, under artillery fire, the Brigade formed on the crest of the ridge in rear of this position to cover the open fields and Chattanooga Road to the position held by General Thomas. The position was tenaciously held under a bitter artillery fire, thus preventing the enemy from reaching General Thomas' rear on this flank, and also kept open the line of retreat by the Rossville Road. Soon after dark the Brigade withdrew to Rossville.
Location. 34° 56.818′ N, 85° 15.774′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Gross Crescent north of Clinic Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located between two cannon, that have been situated at the front entrance to the Cornerstone Medical Center. 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. Barnett's Battery I, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Lafayette Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Dibrell's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Armstrong's Brigade. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This tablet is located off the grounds of the NMP, and is situated within the city limits of Fort Oglethorpe, on the grounds of the Cornerstone Medical Center.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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