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

Baird's Division

Thomas' Corps

 

Brigadier General Absalom Baird

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Baird's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General Absalom Baird.
1st Brigade - Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
3rd Brigade - Brigadier General John H. King.

(September 19th, 1863, 10 a.m.)

About 9:30 a.m. Baird's Division, skirmishing heavily, reached this position from Kelly's field. The line faced Southeast, King's Brigade being across the road. Scribner's well to its right and Starkweather's in rear of King's. Starkweather was sent to relieve Croxton of Brannan, then fighting to the left and front, and short of ammunition. About 11 a.m. Baird's right flank was vigorously assaulted by Liddell's Division and after desperate fighting Scribner was forced to the left and rear with the loss of five guns, one of which was afterwards recaptured. King was driven to the left, over Brannan's line with the loss of his Battery, afterwards recaptured by the 9th Ohio. Brannan's line held its ground, and after fighting had ceased at 2 p.m. was withdrawn to the high ground half a mile east of McDonald's house where Baird's
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Baird's Division Marker
Distant view of the marker (tablet) looking northeast along the park hiking trail.
Division had also assembled. About 5 p.m. Scribner and Starkweather were sent forward to the ground over which they had fought in the morning and formed on the left of Johnson then holding an advanced and isolated position. At dusk, while in the act of withdrawing, these troops were assailed by Cleburne's and Cheatham's Divisions and fell back slowly, fighting heavily, and bivouacked east of the Kelly field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-490.)
 
Location. 34° 55.804′ N, 85° 14.426′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey 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. 9th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Division (about 300 feet away); J. King's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Baird's Division Marker
View of the marker (tablet) looking southwest along the park hiking trail.
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Polk's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 31st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Baird's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Baird's Division Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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