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

Deas’ Brigade

Hindman's Division

 

—Polk's Corps —

 
Deas’ Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. Deas’ Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Deas' Brigade.
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Zach. C. Deas.

September 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M. 2d Position

18th Alabama - Colonel Samuel K. McSpadden.
22nd Alabama –Lieut. Col. John Weedon. Captain Harry T. Toulmin.
25th Alabama - Colonel George D. Johnston.
39th Alabama - Colonel Whitfield Clark.
50th Alabama - Colonel J.G. Coltart.
17th Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain James F. Nabers.
Dent's Alabama Battery - Captain S.H. Dent.


The brigade, being the right of the division, advanced at 11:20 A.M. from the low ground 700 yards east of the Lafayette road. Crossing the road with its center near this point it attacked Carlin’s brigade of Davis’ division just formed behind rude barricades. Forced it back upon Laiboldt’s brigade, and with the assistance of Anderson’s brigade on its left, and the 15th Alabama, Col. Oates, on its right, pushed the forces back upon Lytle’s brigade, which with Bradley’s on the right of the latter was attempting to hold the crest. These union forces were broken in driven over the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs road. Deas’ brigade then moved to the right and participated during the afternoon in the assault upon Snodgrass Hill from the vicinity
Deas’ Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. Deas’ Brigade Marker
View looking west toward the union line of battle on the crest of the ridge.
of the Vittetoe house.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1144.)
 
Location. 34° 54.876′ N, 85° 15.672′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main roadway, south of the Brotherton House, south of the end of the split rail fence that runs along the west side of the LaFayette Road. 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. Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 92nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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