Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood —
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood.
Sept. 20th, 1863, 9:30 A.M.
1st Brigade - Col. George P. Buell.
2d Brigade - Brig. Gen. George D. Wagner.
3d Brigade - Col. Charles G. Harker.
During the night of the 19th, Buell's and Harker's Brigades (Wagner's Brigade garrisoning Chattanooga) were withdrawn from near Viniard's to the slope of Missionary Ridge west of Dyer's House and beyond the Crawfish Springs Roads. Early in the morning Wood was directed to relieve Negley on this ground. This was not accomplished until after 9:30, when the last of Negley's troops passed to the left and Wood's line with Barnes' Brigade of VanCleve's Division which had come forward with Wood, was closed to the left on Brannan's Division. Upon the supposition that Brannan had responded to an order sent him to move to the support of the left. Wood was ordered at 10:45 A.M. by Gen. Rosecrans to close rapidly on Reynolds and support him. Brannan being under attack at the moment of receiving the order, held his line. Wood obeying literally, drew out of line and moved to the rear of Brannan towards Reynolds. Barnes' Brigade at the beginning of the movement was dispatched to Baird's support on the extreme left. Just as Harker's Brigade, moving
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-536.)
Location. 34° 55.075′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Negley's Division (here, next to this marker); Buell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (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); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (about 500 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)."
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 379 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.