Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—McCook's Corps —
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps
Colonel Nathan H. Walworth.
September 20, 1863, 11 a.m.
22nd Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Francis Swanwick.
27th Illinois - Colonel Johnathan R. Miles.
42nd Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel John A. Hottenstein.
51st Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Samuel B. Raymond.
1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery C, - Captain Mark H. Prescott
While moving rapidly by the flank from near Widow Glenn's toward the left of the army, the Brigade was struck on this ground by the advance of Hindman's Division from the Lafayette road. The Brigade faced the Confederates and in a sharp but brief fight which ensued lost nearly half its number. Its battery which had been ordered to report to Laiboldt's Brigade further to the left lost three of its guns, and the Brigade was forced back to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs road and off the field. Casualties Sept 19th and 20th: killed 58; wounded 375; captured or missing 84; total 517.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-555.)
Location. 34° 54.643′ N, 85° 16.193′ W. Marker is Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the south side of the roadway, on land between the roadway and the parking area. 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. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan's Division (about 400 feet away); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Lytle's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 21st Michigan Infantry (about 500 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.