Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brigadier General John M. Brannan —
Brigadier General John M. Brannan.
September 19, 1863. 7:30 a.m.
1st Brigade ... Colonel John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade ... Colonel John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade ... Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.
This division left Gower's ford on the upper Chickamauga at 5 p.m. of September 18th, and reached the LaFayette road in the vicinity of Kelly's soon after daylight. Brannan was ordered soon after sunrise to advance on the roads leading toward Reed's bridge and attempt the capture of a small brigade which was reported as having crossed to the west side of the Chickamauga the night before. Croxton's Brigade was turned from the LaFayette road toward Reed's Bridge at the Kelly field, and Van Derveer's Brigade, composing the left of Brannan's line, was turned eastward at this point; Connell's Brigade followed Van Derveer. Croxton came upon a strong force of the enemy about a mile east of the LaFayette road, which proved to be a part of Pegram's Division of Forrest's Cavalry fighting dismounted. Van Derveer's Brigade, which had advanced a mile on the Ringgold road was immediately turned toward Croxton's left. Connell's Brigade reenforced both portions of the line, and the engagement, which was at close quarters, at once became furious on both sides,
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-497.)
Location. 34° 56.408′ N, 85° 15.527′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The tablet is located on the east side of the roadway, a few feet off of the roadway, across the street from the park's Visitor Center, in a row with three additional tablets. 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 (here, next to this marker); Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Walthall's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Monuments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Plaques and Markers (about 300 feet away); Field Artillery (about 400 feet 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"
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.