Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brigadier General Bushrod J. Johnson —
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
September 19, 1863.
Johnson's Brigade, - Colonel John S. Fulton.
Gregg's Brigade, - Brigadier General John Gregg.
Gregg's Brigade, - Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
McNair's Brigade - Brigadier General Evander McNair.
Early on the 19th Johnson's Division formed line of battle facing west, Johnson's Brigade on the right of the line, Gregg's on the left, and McNair's in reserve. At 2 p.m., this line was attacked by the advance of Davis' Division (Heg's and Carlin's Brigades) from south of Viniard's, with Barnes' Brigade on the right of Davis' and Wilder's Brigades of mounted infantry to his left. After severe fighting for an hour and a half, Johnson's Division having gained to its left and front, was replaced in front of Viniard's by Robertson's and Benning's Brigades of Hood's Division, while Johnson's forces became engaged towards Brotherton's on the left of Stewart's Division.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1100.)
Location. 34° 54.262′ N, 85° 14.856′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia Touch for map. This tablet is located several feet from the north side of the roadway, on the crest of a low outcropping of rocks. 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. Longstreet's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.3 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 •
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