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

Gist's Brigade

Walker's Division

 

—Walker's Corps —

 
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Gist's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Gist's Brigade
Walker's Division, Walker's Corps.
Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt.
Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
September 20, 1863,
Noon.

46th Georgia, - Major A.M. Speer.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Major Z.L. Watters.
16th South Carolina, - Colonel James McCollough.
24th South Carolina, - Colonel Clement H. Stevens.
24th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Ellison Capers.

This brigade the 16th South Carolina being left at Rome Georgia came upon this ground about 10 a.m. It moved to the attack over the ground from which Helm's brigade had been repulsed and wheeled to the left till parallel to King's regular brigade at the left of General Baird's line and attacked it. Colonel Colquitt was killed and at the end of thirty minutes hard fighting in which all but two of the field officers were killed or wounded the brigade fell back fighting to the first position. About 5 o'clock the brigade moved forward to the Lafayette road and bivouacked. Strength in action 980 officers and men. Casualties killed 49 wounded 251 missing 36 total 336. Percentage of loss 34.28, all occurring in thirty minutes.
 
Erected 1890 by the
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Gist's Brigade Marker
View looking north of the marker along an obscure talking path, in a clearing in the woods.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1153.)
 
Location. 34° 56.043′ N, 85° 15.247′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east. 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. Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (a few steps from this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Gist's Brigade Marker
View looking south from the marker, towards the Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument.
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
 
Gist's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Gist's Brigade Marker
View looking west from the marker, towards the 4th Kentucky Infantry Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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