Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Brannan's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Sept. 20, 1863. 11 A.M.
10th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana - Col. Chas. W. Chapman.
74th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Myron Baker.
4th Kentucky - Maj. Robert M. Kelley.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
10th Kentucky - Col. Wm. H. Hays.
1st Ohio Light Battery C - Lieut. Marco B. Gary.
This brigade moved before daylight of the 20th of Sept. from its bivouac near the Dyer house to this line where it formed with Connell's brigade on its right. Croxton's brigade and Reynolds' division were attacked about 11 A.M. by Stewart's division, which after severe fighting withdrew to its first position.
Text on the second Tablet:
Before noon Croxton was driven from his position by Hood's division of Longstreet's Corps, supported by McLaw's division which had advanced into the gap in the Union line on the right of the division and attacked it in flank. Two regiments of the brigade, the 10th and 74th Indiana, after facing to the rear, vigorously attacked the enemy which had turned the right and subsequently
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-572.)
Location. 34° 55.392′ N, 85° 15.702′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe 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. Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 31st Ohio Infantry (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 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 NMP Monument Numbering System)."
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 August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.