Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Negley's Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Maj. Gen. James S. Negley.
—Sept. 19, 1863, night. —
Maj. Gen. James S. Negley.
Sept. 19, 1863, night.
1st Brigade, Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2d Brigade, Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
3d Brigade, Col. William Sirwell.
This division reported to General Rosecrans at Widow Glenn’s at 4:30 PM and was at once sent forward to the Dyer fields to restore the line from which Van Cleave’s division had been driven east of Brotherton’s. It first met in checked the advance of Clayton’s brigade which was pursuing Van Cleave and had penetrated the union line nearly to the Tan Yard in the Dyer field. At 6 P.M. Sirwell’s and Stanley’s brigade’s advanced to this position where they remained until relieved by Woods division at 9:30 on the morning of the 20th. Beatty’s brigade as a reserve bivouacked in the Dyer field about 450 yards west of this.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-510.)
Location. 34° 54.837′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 35th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Davis' Division, McCook's Corps (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 21st Ohio Infantry (about 300 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.)
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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 27 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.