Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Preston Smith.
Colonel Alfred J. Vaughn, Jr.
September 19, 1863. Noon.
11th Tennessee - Colonel George W. Gordon.
12th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
47th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
13th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr.
154th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr.
29th Tennessee - Colonel Horace Rice.
Dawson's Sharpshooters (Battalion) - Major J.W. Dawson.
Dawson's Sharpshooters (Battalion) - Major William Green.
Scott's (Tennessee) Battery - Lieutenant John H. Marsh.
Scott's (Tennessee) Battery - Lieutenant A.T. Watson.
This Brigade, with Jackson's on its right and Wright's on its left, formed a few hundred yards in rear of this position. It first met resistance on this line, and advanced rapidly to the crest next north of it where it became engaged with troops of the right of Johnson's, and the left of Palmer's Union Divisions. After two hours severe fighting and forcing the Union
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1210.)
Location. 34° 55.093′ N, 85° 14.816′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road west of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a park walking trail that runs south from the Brotherton Road, and through the woods to the east and south of the Brock Field. 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. Strahl's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Cheatham's Division (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 31st Tennessee Infantry 19th Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry (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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.