Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps
Brigader General John K. Jackson
September 19, 1863, 6:00 P.M, 4th Position.
1st Georgia (Confederate) 2nd Battalion, - Major James C. Gordon.
5th Georgia - Colonel Charles P. Daniel.
2nd Georgia Battalion, Sharpshooters - Major Richard H. Whiteley.
5th Mississippi - Major John B. Herring.
8th Mississippi - Colonel John C. Wilkinson.
Scogin's (Georgia) Battery - Captain John Scogin.
A little before dark Jackson'sBridge was ordered to support Cleburne's Division in an attack. It formed on this ground on the right of Deshler's Brigade of Cleburne's Division, and advanced into action, pressing the Union line back some 600 yards where the firing ceased, and the Bridge returned to its former position and bivouacked for the night. Taken into action September 19, 1285 officers and men.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1169.)
Location. 34° 55.266′ N, 85° 14.31′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's east to west roadways. 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. Wood’s Brigade. (approx. ¼ mile away); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Stanford's Mississippi Battery. (approx. ¼ mile away); 89th Illinois Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 30th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson's Division (approx. 0.3 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.