Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brigadier General E. McIver —
Brigadier General E. McIver Law.
September 19, 1863.
Law's Brigade, - Colonel James L. Sheffield.
Robertson's Brigade, - Brigadier General J.B. Robertson.
Benning's Brigade, - Brigadier General H.L. Benning.
Line of battle was formed on this ground at 7 a.m. At 3 p.m. the Division advanced with Robertson's Brigade on the left, and Law's Brigade on the right, to meet the Union attack from the direction of Viniard's. Bushrod R. Johnson's Division having gained ground toward Brotherton's during the progress of the engagement. Robertson's and Benning's Brigades replaced it, and, with Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division, finally drove Davis' Union Division beyond the LaFayette road at Viniard's, but, were subsequently forced back into the forest east of Viniard's by re-enforcements from Wood's and Sheridan's Divisions coming from Lee and Gordon's Mill, assisted by Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-437A.)
Location. 34° 54.147′ N, 85° 15.038′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe Touch for map. This tablet is located several feet from the north side of the roadway. 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. McNair's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Buckner's Corps (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 700 feet away); Johnson's Division (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 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.