Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Polk's Corps —
Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Arthur M. Manigault.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:30 A. M.
24th Alabama, Col. N.N. Davis.
28th Alabama, Col. John C. Reid.
34th Alabama, Col. John N. Slaughter.
10th and 19th South Carolina, Col. James F. Pressley.
Waters' Alabama Battery, Lieut. Charles W. Watkins.
The brigade advanced at 11:20 A.M. Its center crossed the road at this point and directed its march towards the Widow Glenn’s. Upon nearing that point its left the 24th 28th and 34th Alabama was charged by Wilder’s brigade dismounted assisted by the 29th Indiana Colonel Harrison also dismounted and forced back east of the Lafayette Road. Subsequently this portion of the brigade advanced rejoining the 10th and the 19th South Carolina and the whole proceeded to the vicinity of the Vittetoe house where it formed on the left of Bushrod R. Johnson’s division and took part in the afternoon in the assault on Snodgrass Hill.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1200.)
Location. 34° 54.518′ N, 85° 15.694′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the main north south road just north of the Glenn Field. 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. Sirwell's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Daniel H. Gilmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); 21st Illinois Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Georgia Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.