Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
S. Beatty's Brigade
Van Cleve's Division
—Crittenden's Corps —
Van Cleve's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Samuel Beatty.
September 20, 1863, 11:15 a.m.
79th Indiana, - Colonel Frederick Knefler.
9th Kentucky, - Colonel George H. Cram.
17th Kentucky, - Colonel Alexander M. Stoutt.
19th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Henry G. Stratton.
26th Pennsylvania Battery, - Captain Allison J. Stevens - Lieutenant S.M. McDowell.
About 9 a.m. the Brigade was ordered from its position on the ridge west of the Dyer house to the front line west of Brotherton's. Arriving in rear of Wood's Division the Brigade was ordered to the left to the support of General Thomas. In executing this order about 11:15 a.m. its right was uncovered by the withdrawal of Wood's Division and the right of Brannon was driven in confusion by the enemy diagonally across the line of the Brigade throwing it into disorder and causing it to retreat toward Snodgrass Hill. Officers and men of all the regiments of the Brigade rallied at that point and fought until the close of the battle. Strength in action, 1384 officers and men. Casualties: killed 16 wounded 254 missing 81 total 331 percentage of loss 23.92.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Location. 34° 55.362′ N, 85° 15.867′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer 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 the edge of the woods, in a very small clearing. 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. 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brannan's Division (about 400 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 600 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 600 feet away); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 700 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,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.