Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brigadier General E. McIver —
Brigadier General E. McIver Law.
September 20, 1863.
Law's Brigade, - Colonel James L. Sheffield.
Robertson's Brigade, - Brigadier General J.B. Robertson.
Benning's Brigade, - Brigadier General H.L. Benning.
About 3:30 p.m. Robert's and Benning's Brigades, with Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division on their left, became heavily engaged with Heg's and Carlin's Brigades, they having Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry on the left, and Barnes' Brigade to their right. At 3:45 p.m. Heg and Carlin had been forced back to the west side of the LaFayette road at Viniard's. The arrival of Buell's and Bradley's Brigades from Lee and Gordon's Mill restored the Union lines, and with the assistance of Wilder's Brigade and several batteries collected south of Viniard's. Hood's two brigades were forced back into the forest east of Viniard's at sundown.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1097.)
Location. 34° 54.23′ N, 85° 15.563′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. This tablet is located on the north side of the roadway, within a distant view of the Viniard field and a more 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. Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 500 feet away); 13th Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away); 101st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 8th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); Buell's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 26th Ohio Infantry (about 500 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 Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.