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

Walthall's Brigade

Liddell's Division

 

—Walker's Corps —

 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Walthall's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Walthall's Brigade.
Liddell's Division ...... Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.
24th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel R. P. McKelaine.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbell.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales.
34th Mississippi, - Major William G. Pegram.
Fowler's Alabama Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.
September 18, 1863, 3:30 P.M.

This Brigade being the head of Walker's Corps, which was moving to cross the Chickamauga, appeared before Alexander's Bridge about two o'clock on the afternoon of the 18th of September, under orders to make an attack upon the enemy and take the bridge. The bridge was defended by a portion of Wilder's Brigade of Mounted Infantry armed with "repeating" rifles. Walthall's attack, which was made chiefly by the 29th, 30th and 34th Mississippi Regiments, and Fowler's Battery, the 24th and 27th Regiments meeting but little opposition, was vigorously resisted by the 98th Illinois, the 17th Indiana and a detachment of the 72d Indiana, from the opposite bank, and by four guns of the 18th Indiana Battery posted at Alexander's house. Walthall, unable to force a passage of the bridge, after a loss of 105 men, killed and wounded, moved down
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet on the south side of the bridge, along the west side of the roadway, behind the wooden railing that lines the approach to the bridge.
the Chickamauga about a mile to Byram's Ford, and crossing at that point proceeded with Walker's Corps a mile toward Lee and Gordon's Mill, and went into bivouac for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1225.)
 
Location. 34° 54.398′ N, 85° 13.778′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road south of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located on the south side of the bridge, along the west side of the roadway, behind the wooden railing that lines the approach to the bridge. 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. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liddell's Brigade
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet along the southern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
(approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Walker's Division. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. 0.8 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
 
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Walthall's Brigade Marker
A more distant view of the tablet along the southern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
The Alexander Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. The Alexander Bridge
View of the Alexander Bridge as seen from the north side of the bridge.
The Alexander Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. The Alexander Bridge
View of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
7. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View, looking south, of the tablet, as seen from the Alexander Bridge.
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
8. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated along the west side of the roadway, behind the wooden railing that lines the approach to the bridge.
 
 
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 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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