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

Davis’ Division, McCook's Corps

Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis

 

—Sept. 20, 1863, 11:15 A.M. —

 
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. Davis' Division Marker
Inscription.
Davis' Division, McCook's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:15 A.M.

1st Brigade, Col. P. Sidney Post (Guarding Train).
2d Brigade, Brig. Gen. William P. Carlin.
3d Brigade, Col. John A. Martin.

Carlin’s brigade took position on this line on the right of Wood’s division about 11:15 A.M. with the third brigade in its rear. Upon the withdrawal of Wood’s division to the left of the third brigade began to form on Carlin’s left and while so doing Davis’ entire line was attacked by Hood’s and Hindman’s troops and after a brief and desperate fight in which was supported by Laibolot’s and Lytle’s brigades it was driven from the field to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs road and thence to McFarlands Gap.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-504.)
 
Location. 34° 54.826′ N, 85° 15.794′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road 0.3 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly
Davis' Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. Davis' Division Marker
View, looking east, toward the Brotherton Field.
Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton, Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps. (a few steps from this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); 21st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 92nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet 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 blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

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)”.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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