Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps —
Brannan's Division ... Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John M. Connell.
September 20, 1863, 11a.m.
82nd Indiana - Colonel Morton C. Hunter.
17th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Durbin Ward.
31st Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Lister.
38th Ohio - Colonel Edward H. Phelps.
1st Michigan Light Battery D - Captain Josiah W. Church
Except the 38th Ohio, which was on detached service, this brigade was attacked here in front and on its right flank about 11 a.m. The three brigades in the line immediately on its right had been ordered to the support of the Union line still farther to the left, and it was while the last of these was moving across the gap thus created, that the Confederates delivered their attack. After a short but severe engagement with Hood's division the brigade gave way and was forced to the rear in confusion, part rallying on Snodgrass Hill, the greater part going to Rossville. The battery lost five of its six guns.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-564.)
Location. 34° 55.301′ N, 85° 15.73′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the central section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, just west of LaFayette Road, in the midst of a line of Union markers and monuments, that run along 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. 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.