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

Harker's Brigade

Wood's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Harker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 20, 1863, Daylight, 1st Position

3rd Kentucky - Colonel Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Colonel Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Major Samuel C. Brown.
125th Ohio - Colonel Emerson Opdycke.
6th Ohio Battery - Captain Cullen Bradley.

About 2 o'clock a.m. September 20th, the Brigade was withdrawn from Viniard's and posted on the slope of the ridge west of this tablet, where it remained, with Buell's Brigade on its right and Barnes' Brigade of Van Cleve's Division on its left, until 9 o'clock. At this hour Harker, Buell and Barnes were sent forward under command of General Wood to relieve Negley's Division on the front line.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-593.)
 
Location. 34° 54.941′ N, 85° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located several feet off of the west side of the roadway. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking north along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buell's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade (about 600 feet away); Mark Thrash (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Union Army (approx. 0.3 miles away); 22nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 36th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hindman's Division (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
 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking south along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west, situated several feet from the side of the roadway.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, situated several feet from the side of the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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