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

Sheridan's Division

McCook's Corps

 

—Major General Philip H. Sheridan —

 
Sheridan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Sheridan's Division Marker
Inscription.
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps.
Major. General Philip H. Sheridan.
September 20, 1863, noon.

1st Brigade - Brigadier General William H. Lytle - Colonel Silas Miller
2nd Brigade - Colonel Bernard Laiboldt
3rd Brigade - Colonel Nathan H. Walworth

During the night of the 19th this Division was withdrawn from the vicinity of Viniard's to Widow Glenn's. At 11 a.m. of the 20th Laiboldt took position to the right and rear of Davis' Division which then held part of the front line occupied earlier in the morning by Negley's Division. Davis' line was almost immediately driven back over Laiboldt's Brigade by an attack which also extended to the right and involved both Lytle's and Walworth's Brigades then moving in column from the direction of the Glenn house under orders to go to General Thomas' support on the extreme left. After severe fighting, in which General Lytle was killed, Sheridan's and Davis' Divisions, being attacked in front and on both flanks, were forced across Crawfish Springs road and pursued by part of Hindman's Division to the high ground west of it. The Division withdrew to McFarland's Gap, and proceeded thence to Rossville.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Sheridan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Sheridan's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
. (Marker Number MT-527.)
 
Location. 34° 54.673′ N, 85° 16.126′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the south side 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. Lytle's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (about 300 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
Sheridan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Sheridan's Division Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking west along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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
 
Sheridan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Sheridan's Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north, as seen from a nearby park walking trail.
Sheridan's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Sheridan's Division Marker
Distant view of the tablet looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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