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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.
September 20, 1863, 5:30 P.M., 3d Position
24th Mississippi, - Captain B.F. Toomer - Captain J.D. Smith.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbell.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales - Major James M. Johnson.
34th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel Hugh A. Reynolds - Captain H.J. Bowen.
Fowler's (Alabama) Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.

The Brigade advanced about 5 o'clock from the glade 7oo yards east of this point, with Govan's Brigade on its left, and occupied this position without opposition.

It was at once subjected to a heavy artillery fire from the left and also from a battery of Dan McCook's Brigade posted some 800 yards to the right and front.

Soon after Turchin's Brigade of Reynold's Division, supported by Robinson's (King's) Brigade of the same Division, which were withdrawing from the south end of the Kelly field, swept out of the woods west of the LaFayette road along Govan's and Walthall's fronts, capturing a portion of their skirmish line, and obliging both brigades to retire in some confusion to the forest east of the LaFayette road. Walthall's
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet (seen in foreground) looking north along the LaFayette Road.
Brigade bivouacked a short distance east of McDonald's. Taken into action 1827 officers and men. Casualties for the battle; killed 61; wounded 531; captured or missing 196; total 788. Percentage of loss 43.13.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1229.)
 
Location. 34° 56.397′ N, 85° 15.528′ 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. Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Liddell's Division (a few steps from this marker); Brannan's Division (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
Walthall's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Walthall's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking south along the LaFayette Road.
(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" 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
View of the tablet on the east side of the LaFayette Road, situated a few feet off of the roadway. Across the street, in the background, is a view of the park visitor center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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