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

Dick's Brigade

Van Cleve's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Dick's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Dick's Brigade.
Van Cleve's Division, - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel George F. Dick.
Sept. 20, 1863, About noon.
44th Indiana, - Lieutenant Colonel Simeon C. Aldrich.
86th Indiana, - Major Jacob C. Dick.
13th Ohio, - Captain Horatio C. Cosgrove.
59th Ohio, - Lieutenant Colonel Granville A. Frambes.
7th Indiana Battery, - Captain George R. Swallow.

About 9 a.m. the brigade then in position on the ridge west of the Dyer field moved to the front line west of the Poe house. Arriving in rear of Brannan's division it was ordered to the support of General Thomas' left. Taking this position in rear of Stanley's brigade which was soon driven by the Confederates over the line of this brigade lying down on the ground. This threw the line into disorder and being overwhelmed by the Confederates the brigade retired and with the exception of the 44th Indiana and fragments of the 13th Ohio and 86th Indiana which rallied on Snodgrass Ridge proceeded to McFarland's Gap and Rossville. Strength in action September 19th 1122 officers and men. Casualties killed 16 wounded 180 missing 83 total 279.
Percentage of loss 24.87.
 
Erected by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-582.)
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.

 
Location. 34° 55.821′ N, 85° 15.662′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along one of the park's secondary roads, along the edge of the roadside, south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Stanley's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 700 feet away); Adams' Brigade (about 700 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 800 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles 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
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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
 
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the marker situated on the edge of the woods, alongside of the edge of the roadway.
Dick's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Dick's Brigade Marker
View of the marker just outside of the woods, with a distant view of one of the Stanley Brigade tablets much deeper into the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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