Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Crittenden's Corps —
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Col. George P. Buell
Sept. 20, 1863.
100th Illinois - Col. Frederick A. Bartleson.
100th Illinois - Maj. Charles M. Hammond.
58th Indiana - Lieut. Col. James T. Embree.
13th Michigan - Maj. Willard G. Eaton.
26th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Wm. H. Young.
Indiana Light Artillery,
8th Battery - Capt. George Estep.
[Text on the second tablet]:
The brigade having advanced from its bivouac west of the Crawfish Springs road took position here about 9:30 A.M., forming the right of the division, Harker's brigade being on its left. Soon after the 100th Illinois, being the left of the front line of the brigade, advanced to the support of its skirmishers, crossed the Lafayette road and was driven back with the loss of its Colonel wounded and captured. When the division was ordered to the left the brigade was caught in flank and broken up, and its battery captured. Col. Buell rallied part of the 58th Indiana on Snodgrass Hill. Strength in action Sept. 19th, 1445 officers and men. Casualties during the battle: killed 79; wounded 443; captured or missing 129; total 651. Percentage of loss 45.05.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-560.)
Location. 34° 55.069′ N, 85° 15.748′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Dyer Road west of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical monument is located just off the Dryer Road, on the west side of the split rail fence that runs along the west side of the Brotherton Field, just in front of the 100th Illinois Monument. 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. 100th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Woods Division (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (a few steps from this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 400 feet away); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (about 400 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Hazen's Brigade (about 400 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
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.