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

Smith's Brigade

Cheatham's Division

 

Polk's Corps

 
Smith's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Smith's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Smith's Brigade.
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Preston Smith.
Colonel Alfred J. Vaughn, Jr.
September 19, 1863. 6 P.M.
11th Tennessee - Colonel George W. Gordon.
12th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
47th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
13th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
154th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
29th Tennessee - Colonel Horace Rice.
Dawson's Sharpshooters (Battalion) - Major William Green / Major James Purl.
Scott's Tennessee Battery - Lieutenant A.T. Watson.

Until 2 p.m. the Brigade remained with its Division in reserve a mile and a half southeast of this position subject to a severe artillery fire killing and wounding several men About this hour it was ordered to the extreme right and formed on the left and rear of Forrest's Cavalry. near sunset with Strahl's Brigade on its left the Brigade moved with the general advance of the right wing as a support of Liddell's Division then engaged in front this position as the enemy retired and bivouacked on this ground.
 
Erected
Smith's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Smith's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking south along the park walking trail.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1212.)
 
Location. 34° 56.425′ N, 85° 15.119′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road near Forrest Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a primary park walking trail that runs due south from the intersection of Reeds Bridge Road and Forrest Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkweather's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams' Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument (about 500 feet away); J. King's Brigade (about 500 feet away); To the opening of the Battle (about 500 feet away); Morton's Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away); Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (about 500 feet away); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Smith's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Smith's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking north along the park walking trail.
Smith's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Smith's Brigade Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking west from the park walking trail.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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