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

Armstrong's Brigade.

Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.

 

—Col. James T. Wheeler. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. Armstrong's Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
Armstrong's Brigade
Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.
Col. James T. Wheeler.

Sept. 20, 1863, Noon, 2d Position.
3d Arkansas - Col. A. W. Hobson.
2d Kentucky - Lieut. Col. Thomas Woodward.
1st Tennessee - Lieut. Col. James H. Lewis.
18th Tennessee Battalion - Maj. Charles McDonald.


About 11 o'clock A.M. of Sept. 20th Armstrong's Brigade, dismounted, advanced from the edge of the woods east of this position and took possession of the Union hospitals about Cloud's. Upon the approach of Granger's reserve troops from the direction of McAfee's Church Forrest's troops were forced back to their first position. After this column passed, Armstrong was again advanced to the LaFayette Road. but was subsequently compelled to withdraw by infantry and artillery from Granger's column. During the afternoon the command was not actively engaged.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1127.)
 
Location. 34° 57.115′ N, 85° 15.591′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Old Lafayette Road north of Coffman
Armstrong's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. Armstrong's Brigade. Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along Old Lafayette Road.
Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located south of where the Old Lafayette Road crosses a creek, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for two blocks, and a short distance south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). 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. Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps. (here, next to this marker); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Pursuit (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Armstrong's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Armstrong's Brigade. Marker
View of the historic marker, on the property of the residence, located on the northwest corner of Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Drive.
Armstrong's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Armstrong's Brigade. Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along Old Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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