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

Walker's Division

Walker's Corps

 

—Brigadier General States Rights Gist —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Walker's Division Marker
Inscription.
Walker's Division, Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General States Rights Gist.
September 20, 1863, Noon
Gist's Brigade, - Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt.
Gist's Brigade, - Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
Ector's Brigade, - Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector.
Wilson's Brigade, - Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.

After the repulse of Breckinridge's Division at 11 a.m. the divisions of Walker and Liddell were brought forward and Walker's division attacked at noon with Gist's Brigade in advance supported by Ector's and Wilson's Brigades slightly to the right of the ground where Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division had previously failed. Gist's Brigade struck the Union log works at such an angle as to receive both a direct and enfilading fire and at the end of thirty minutes had lost nearly one-third of its numbers and had been repulsed. Colonel Colquitt was killed and all but two of the field officers of the brigade were either killed or wounded and its withdrawal was covered by Ector's and Wilson's Brigades. Shortly before sunset the division in support of Liddell's Division advanced to the LaFayette Road meeting with little resistance as the Union forces were withdrawing and bivouacked for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga
Walker's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Walker's Division Marker
View of the marker looking north along the line of Gist's Brigade monument and Georgia Regimental monuments.
National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1120.)
 
Location. 34° 56.02′ N, 85° 15.267′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east on Alexander Bridge Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge 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. 24th South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Breckinridge's Division (a few steps from this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Gist's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Walker's Division Marker
View, from the backside of the marker, looking east, into the woods, towards the Colquit Mortuary Monument.
monument appears to be just beyond the extreme right end of a line of Georgia monuments that are aligned opposite the Union monuments positioned along the northern end of Battleline Road.

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)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Walker's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Walker's Division Marker
View of the marker, looking west, with the Breckinridge's Division marker in the near background, and the Union battleline monuments and markers in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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