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

Mitchell's Brigade

Steedman's Division

 

—Granger's Corps —

 
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Mitchell's Brigade.
Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps.
Col. John G. Mitchell.
September 19, 1863, 7 A.M.

78th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Carter Van Vleck.
98th Ohio - Captain Moses J. Urquhart.
113th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Darius B. Warner.
121st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Henry B. Banning.
1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery M - Lieutenant Thomas Burton.

In the evening of the 18th the Brigade marched from Rossville to the support of Colonel Daniel McCook's Brigade, which had taken position on the right of the road facing south in front of this ground. It arrived during the night and formed in this position. On the morning of the 19th after some skirmishing with Forrest's Cavalry, the Brigade was ordered to return to Rossville.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-621.)
 
Location. 34° 55.998′ N, 85° 14.026′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Rock Haven Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is situated right alongside the south side of the roadway,
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, on the south side of the roadway, looking west along the Reeds Bridge Road.
a few feet away from the edge of the woods. 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. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away); McCook's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 86th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); 69th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Ector's Brigade (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
 
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, on the south side of the roadway, looking east along the Reeds Bridge Road.
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, on the south side of the roadway, afew feet away from the edge of the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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