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

Davis’ Division

McCook's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis —

 
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Davis' Division Marker
Inscription.
Text on the first tablet:

Davis' Division - McCook's Corps
Brigadier General Jefferson C. Davis
September 20th, 1863.
1st Brigade - Colonel P. Sidney Post. Guarding Trains.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William P. Carlin.
3rd Brigade - Colonel John A. Martin.

At 3 o'clock a.m. the second and third brigades of this division were brought back from the vicinity of Viniard's to the Widow Glenn's and at daylight were placed in position on the ridge west of the Crawfish Springs road. At 10 o'clock the line was closed to the left on Van Cleve's Division when both divisions moved forward to the crest of the first ridge east of the Crawfish Springs road.

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Text on the second tablet:

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Davis' Division, with Carlin's Brigade in line in front, followed by the Third Brigade moved forward, crossed the road at this point, and connected with the right of Wood's Division, which latter had relieved Negley's Division on the front line west of Brotherton's house, about 250 yards east of this point. Upon the withdrawal of Wood's Division to the left, Martin took position in line on the left of Carlin. At 11:15 Davis' line was attacked by Hood's and Hindman's troops, and
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Davis' Division Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
after brief and desperate fighting, and in spite of assistance from Laiboldt's and Lytle's Brigades, Davis line, gave way and withdrew to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs road, and then to McFarland's Gap. Total lass for the battle, two brigades only being engaged: killed 124; wounded 820; missing 405; total 1349. This loss exceeded 50 percent of the number engaged.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-502-03.)
 
Location. 34° 54.785′ N, 85° 15.956′ 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 north. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the east side of the roadway, near a culvert over a small creek. 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. 104th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Negley's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Stewart's Division
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Davis' Division Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
(about 400 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 21st Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); 11th Indiana Battery (about 800 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
 
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. Davis' Division Marker
View of the tablet, next to a culvert over a small creek, looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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