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

Brannan's Division

Thomas Corps

 

—Brigadier General John M. Brannan —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Brannan's Division Marker
Inscription.
Brannan's Division - Thomas's Corps.
Brigadier General John M. Brannan.
Sept. 19, 1863.
1st Brigade, - Colonel John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade, - Colonel John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade, - Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.
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Brannan's Division, after advancing from the LaFayette road at McDonald's, became heavily engaged in this vicinity between 7 and 8 a.m. with Forrest's Cavalry dismounted. Croxton's Brigade went into action on the next road to the right, and a quarter of a mile nearer Jay's Mill. Van Derveer's Brigade became hotly engaged on this ground about 8 o'clock, advancing several hundred yards in a southeasterly direction. Connell's Brigade acted as a support both to Croxton and Van Derveer. Croxton was at first driven back, but soon regained and held his ground. About 9 a.m. Baird's Division reached the right of Brannan, and relieved the pressure at that point. Baird was, however, struck in flank by Liddell's Division, and Baird's left brigade, (J.H. King) was driven in confusion over Van Derveer's Brigade. The last assault upon Brannan's Division was made on this ground, the enemy advancing from the ravine a quarter of a mile north of this point. Van Derveer met this attack by rapidly changing his
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Brannan's Division Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west along Reeds Bridge Road.
front and quickly occupying the crest north of the Ringgold road. Fighting having ceased at this point Brannan's and Baird's Divisions were withdrawn about 1:30 p.m. to the high ground about a half mile east of McDonald's house.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-494.)
 
Location. 34° 56.305′ N, 85° 14.514′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Delores Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located along the south side of the roadway, very near to an area where there is designated roadside parking. 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. Van Derveer's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 700 feet away); Dibrell's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Brannan's Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking east along Reeds Bridge Road, next to the designated roadside parking area.
(about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this 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
 
Brannan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Brannan's Division Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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