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

Cheatham's Division

Polk's Corps

 

— Major General Benjamin F. Polk —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Cheatham's Division Marker
Inscription.  
No.99. ........................................... C.

Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps.

Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham.


September. 20th, 1863.
Jackson’s Brigade, - Brigadier General John K. Jackson.
Smith’s Brigade, - Brigadier General Preston Smith.
Smith’s Brigade, - Colonel Alfred J. Vaughan, Jr.
Maney’s Brigade, - Brigadier General George Maney.
Wright’s Brigade, - Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright.
Strahl’s Brigade, - Brigadier General Otho F. Strahl.


This Division was held as a reserve in rear of Stewart and Cleburne until 2 p.m., at which hour it was shifted to the extreme right. Jackson's Brigade had been sent at 11 o'clock to fill a gap on Cleburne's right after the repulse of the latter. The Division took part in the general advance of the right wing.

Jackson's Brigade, supported by Maney's, became sharply engaged, together with Polk's Brigade of Cleburne's Division and Breckinridge's Division, upon the front's of Johnson and Baird, who withdrew hastily to the woods west of the Kelly field,
Cheatham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Cheatham's Division Marker
View of the marker (tablet), looking south along the park walking trail.
followed to that point by the Confederate line.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1091.)
 
Location. 34° 55.088′ N, 85° 14.813′ 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. Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Strahl's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (about 500 feet
Cheatham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Cheatham's Division Marker
View of a cluster of three markers (tablets), looking south along the park walking trail. The featured marker (tablet) is the one on the far left, the one furthest to the south in the picture.
away, measured in a direct line); 31st Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); 11th 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 AreasWar, US Civil
 
Cheatham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Cheatham's Division Marker
View of the marker (tablet), looking north along the park walking trail. The two cannons representing Scott's Tennessee Battery are also seen in this picture.
Cheatham's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. Cheatham's Division Marker
View, looking west, of the marker (tablet), situated along the west side of the north-to-south park walking trail.
 

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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 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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