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

Walker's Reserve Corps

Major General W.H.T. Walker

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Walker's Reserve Corps Marker
Inscription.
Walker's Reserve Corps.
Major General W.H.T. Walker.

September 19, 1863. 7 a.m.

Walker's Division, - Major General W.H.T. Walker.
Liddell's Division, - Brigadier General St. John R. Liddell.

The Corps crossed the Chickamauga at Byram's Ford during the afternoon and night of the 18th, and bivouacked near Alexander's house. At daylight of the 19th, Liddell's Division moving forward toward Lee and Gordon's Mill, was halted at this point for further orders. Ector's Brigade of Walker's Division was in rear of Liddell's line, and Wilson's Brigade was still farther in rear near Alexander house. At 9 a.m. Wilson was sent to the assistance of Forrest, who had been attacked in force near Jay's Mill. At 9:30 a.m. General Forrest ordered Ector's Brigade to that point. At 10:30 a.m. Liddell's Division was sent to the right to aid in resisting the rapidly developing attack of General Thomas' column.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-447.)
 
Location. 34° 54.34′ N, 85° 14.64′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left
Walker's Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Walker's Reserve Corps Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking east along the Viniard Road.
when traveling east. 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. Liddell's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.4 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. half a mile away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. half a mile away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. half a mile 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
 
Walker's Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Walker's Reserve Corps Marker
View of the tablet a few feet off the roadway, near the tree-line of the nearby woods.
Walker's Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Walker's Reserve Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Viniard Road.
Walker's Reserve Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Walker's Reserve Corps Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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