Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Right Wing - Army of Tennessee
General Leonidas Polk
General Leonidas Polk.
September 20, 1863.
Forrest's Cavalry Corps - Brigadier General Nathan B. Forrest.
Breckinridge's Division - Major General John C. Breckinridge.
Walker's Reserve Corps - Major General William H.T. Walker.
Cleburne's Division - Major General Patrick R. Cleburne.
Cheatham's Division - Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham.
Breckinridge's Division attacked the left of the Union line in position around the northeast corner of the Kelly Field about 9:45 a.m., and after a severe engagement was repulsed with great loss. Walker's Corps was then brought forward. Cleburne's Division attacked the Union line east of the Kelly field at 10 o'clock and was repulsed with severe loss. Forrest's Cavalry moved forward when Breckinridge attacked, and captured the Union hospitals about Cloud's house and spring, but was driven back by Gordon Granger's troops, then on their way to Thomas, about 1 o'clock. A general attack on the right wing was ordered by General Bragg about the middle of the afternoon, but it was not delivered on this front until two Union divisions had withdrawn, and Johnson's and Baird's Divisions were about to withdraw. Upon being attacked Johnson and Baird withdrew to the forest west of the Kelly field.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-485.)
Location. 34° 55.945′ N, 85° 14.973′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located along a network of park trails, that has a trailhead leading into the woods, just east of the street intersection. 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. Polk's Corps (here, next to this marker); Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill's Corps (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 500 feet away); Douglas' Texas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.