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

Walker's Division

Walker's Corps

 

—Major General W. H. T. Walker —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Walker's Division Marker
Inscription.
Walker's Division, - Walker's Corps.
Major General W. H. T. Walker.
September 19, 1863, 10 a.m.

Ector's Brigade, - Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector.
Wilson's Brigade, - Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.

General Gist and his brigade did not arrive from Rome until the morning of the 20th. The two brigades went into action on this line about 10 a.m. September 19th. Wilson was brought up shortly after 9 a.m. from the vicinity of Alexander's house by General Forrest and at once became engaged with Brannan's Division of Thomas' Corps. Ector's Brigade was next brought up by Forrest and sent in on the right of Wilson's Brigade. Both brigades and Pegram's Cavalry Division to the right of them suffered severely and were steadily forced back toward Jay's Mill by Baird's and Brannan's Divisions until 11 o'clock. At that hour Baird was struck in flank by Liddell's Division and thrown into confusion. Shortly after noon Liddell's troops were in turn taken in flank by Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division and the advance of Johnson's Division, and about 3 p.m. forced Liddell's Division together with Forrest's and Walker's forces toward Jay's Mill, where they remained during the afternoon. The losses were severe on both sides.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Walker's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Jays Mill Road.
and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1119.)
 
Location. 34° 55.388′ N, 85° 13.96′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Jays Mill Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The tablet is located on the west side of the roadway, to the right 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. Cleburne's Division (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Brigade (about 400 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Walker's Division Marker
View of the tablet (first one one the right) looking south along the Jays Mill Road.
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 Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Walker's Division Marker
View of the tablet (on the right) next to the Cleburne's Division tablet.
Walker's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Walker's Division 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 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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