Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General Patrick R. Cleburne —
Major General Patrick R. Cleburne
September 19th, 1863, 6 p.m.
Wood's Brigade - Brigadier General S.A.M. Wood.
Polk's Brigade - Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk.
Deshler's Brigade - Brigadier General James Deshler.
When Cheatham's Division had been driven back at 3 p.m. by Johnson's Division aided by Palmer's, General Bragg ordered Cleburne, then beyond the Chickamauga and a mile and a half south of Lee and Gordon's Mill, to the support of Cheatham's Division and of Walker's and Forrest's Corps, then assembled at Jay's Mill. Cleburne arrived here via Thedford's Ford at 6 p.m. Forming his lines to the right and rear of Cheatham and the left and rear of Walker, he passed over the latter and, assisted by a portion of Cheatham's Division to his left, attacked Baird's and Johnson's Divisions as they were in the act of withdrawing towards the Kelly Field. A desperate night fight at close quarters resulted, lasting about an hour, when the Union forces gradually withdrew to the vicinity of Kelly's Field, in accordance with orders they had received when attacked.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1092.)
Location. Touch for map. The tablet is located on the west side of the roadway, to the left of a neighboring Confederate tablet, 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. Walker's Division (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.3 miles away); 30th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liddell'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,
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.