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

Wood's Brigade

Cleburne's Division

 

—Hill's Corps —

 
Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Wood's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Wood's Brigade
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General S. A. M. Wood.
September 19, 1863, 6 p.m., 1st Position

16th Alabama - Major John H. McGaughy.
33d Alabama - Colonel Samuel Adams.
45th Alabama - Colonel E. B. Breedlove.
18th Alabama Battalion - Major John H. Gibson.
32D and 45th Mississippi - Colonel M. P. Lowrey.
15th Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters - Major A.T. Hawkins.
Semple’s (Alabama) Battery - Captain Henry C. Semple.
Semple’s (Alabama) Battery - Lieutenant R. W. Goldthwaite.

The Brigade arrived with Cleburne's Division from the east side of the Chickamauga shortly before sunset and formed along this road with Polk's Brigade on its right and Deshler's on its left. Soon after sunset it moved forward with the Division to make a night attack on the Union lines in the vicinity of the Winfrey house.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1231.)
 
Location. 34° 55.331′ N, 85° 13.977′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Jays Mill Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the
Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Wood's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Jays Mill Road.
left when traveling north. Touch for map. The tablet is located on the west side of the roadway, a few feet off 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. Cleburne's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker's Division (about 400 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.3 miles away); 30th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.4 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
 
Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Wood's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Jays Mill Road.
Wood's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Wood's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet a few feet off the roadway, near the tree-line of the nearby woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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