Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Longstreet's Corps —
Hood's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson.
September 18, 1863, 3:30 p.m.
3d Arkansas, - Colonel Van H. Manning.
1st Texas, - Captain R. J. Harding.
1st Texas, - Captain D. K. Rice.
4th Texas, - Lieutenant Colonel John P. Bane.
4th Texas, - Captain R. H. Bassett.
5th Texas, - Major J. C. Rogers.
5th Texas, - Captain J. S. Cleveland.
While Robertson's Brigade, which was the left of Hood's Division, was moving northwardly through the low ground northeast of this position, it wheeled to the left to meet the advance of Barnes' and Carlin's Brigades over this ground. The first attack was successful, and these two brigades were driven back, but immediately rallied and in turn forced Robertson over the crest, which was again carried by Robertson. The arrival of Wood's and Sheridan's Union troops from Lee and Gordon's Mill caused the Confederates to retire into the forest east of Viniard's at sunset.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1207.)
Location. 34° 54.223′ N, 85° 15.581′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe Touch for map. This tablet is on the north side of the roadway and well within the view of the Viniard field and within a distant view of the LaFayette Road. 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. Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Buell's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 26th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 101st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet 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
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