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

Croxton's Brigade.

Brannan's Division — Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Col. John T. Croxton. —

 
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
Croxton's Brigade.
Brannan's Division — Thomas' Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton

Sept. 19, 1863, 5 P.M., 4th Position.
10th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana - Col. Charles W. Chapman.
4th Kentucky - Maj. Robert M. Kelley
10th Kentucky - Col. William H. Hays.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
1st Ohio L't. Art'y. Battery C - Lieut. Marco B. Gary.

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The Brigade, the advance of its division, arrived in the Dyer Field west of Poe's about 5 o'clock. Its lines were deployed and the skirmishers became engaged upon the left flank of Bate's Brigade of Stewart's Division which had penetrated the Union line between the Poe and Brotherton houses. Under the direct fire of 20 guns assembled on the north line of the Poe Field and the threatening movement of Croxton's Brigade upon its flank, Bate's line withdrew to the woods east of the LaFayette Road, and Croxton's Brigade with the rest of Brannan's Division bivouacked in the Dyer Field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-571.)
 
Location. 34° 55.219′ N, 85° 15.867′ W.
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the Glenn - Kelly Road, with a view of Snodgrass Hill off in the far distant left background of the picture.
Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the east side of the Glenn-Kelly Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John B. Hood (about 400 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 500 feet away); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 500 feet away); 20th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 17th Georgia 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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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
Snodgrass Hill image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Snodgrass Hill
View from the site of the historical marker, of the South Carolina Memorial Monument on the side of nearby Snodgrass Hill.
NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical marker looking east towards the forest beyond the marker.
Croxton's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Croxton's Brigade. Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the Glenn - Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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