Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General John C. Breckinridge —
Major General John C. Breckinridge.
September 20, 1863.
Helm's Brigade, - Brigadier General Benjamin H. Helm.
Helm's Brigade, - Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
Adam's Brigade, - Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
Stovall's Brigade, - Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall.
This Division formed for attack about 600 yards east of this point with Helm's brigade on the left Stovall's in the center and Adams' on the right. About 9:30 it advanced. Helm's brigade moving under heavy fire emerged from the woods at this point and assaulted the Union lines on the opposite side of this glade. In three assaults it was repulsed with very heavy loss though the right of the brigade penetrated to the Lafayette road and captured two guns of Bridges' battery. Stovall and Adams reached the Lafayette road without serious opposition. These latter brigades then changed front to the left and advanced south Adams being on the right and Stovall on the left of the Lafayette road to point in the Kelly field quite in the rear of the Union left.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1087.)
Location. 34° 56.016′ 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. Walker's Division (a few steps from this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (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). 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.