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

Croxton's Brigade

Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Croxton's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Croxton's Brigade.
Brannan's Division — Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Croxton
Sept. 19, 1863, noon, 3d Position.

10th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Marsh B. Taylor
74th Indiana - Colonel Charles W. Chapman.
74th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Myron Baker
4th Kentucky - Major Robert M. Kelley
10th Kentucky - Colonel William H. Hays.
14th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery C - Lieutenant Marco B. Gary.

After Croxton had been relieved by the advance of Baird's Division, he withdrew his Brigade to this line to procure ammunition and reorganize. From this position it advanced about noon striking the left flank of Govan's Brigade of Liddell's Division, and gained position to the right of and on a line with its second formation of the morning. After considerable fighting on that ground it was compelled to fall back until it reached a good position where it was relieved by the advance of the troops of Johnson's Division from the direction of the Kelly field, and withdrew to the glade north of that field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-568.)
 
Location.
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Croxton's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking south towards the "Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument" and the main walking trail.
34° 55.948′ N, 85° 14.951′ 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 Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Polk's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Right Wing - Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill's Corps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 600 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. This tablet is located in the woods, a short distance off the main park trail, north of the Polk's Headquarters Shell Monument, and is a significant walk, from the street intersection.

In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield"
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Croxton's Brigade Marker
View looking north (from the nearby shell monument), through the woods, towards the backside of the tablet.
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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