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

J. King's Brigade

Baird's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. J. King's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
King's Brigade.
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John H. King.

September 20, 1863 - 1st Position.
15th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain Albert B. Dod.
16th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain R.E.A. Crofton.
18th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain George W. Smith
18th U.S. Infantry, 2d Battalion - Captain Henry Haymond.
19th U.S. Infantry, 1st Battalion - Captain Edmund L. Smith.

This Brigade held the left of General Baird's Division on this ground throughout the second day's battle, until the withdrawal near sundown. The formation was in four lines, there being a breastwork of logs two feet high along the front. Between 7 and 8 a.m. the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, was sent across the glade to the crest on the east side, taking the logs in its front with it. There it remained until forced back by the advance of Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division. It then rejoined the main line. Dodge's Brigade of Johnson's Division was on the left of King, and Scribner's Brigade of Baird's Division on its right. King was heavily engaged from 10 a.m. till about 1 o'clock, and again shortly before sundown, when it withdrew while under heavy attack from which it suffered severe loss, but was reorganized west
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. J. King's Brigade Marker
View, looking northeast, of the marker, two Union unit monuments, the park hiking trail, and of distant Confederate unit markers beyond the woods.
of the Kelly field and proceeded to Rossville. The Battery of the Brigade, H 5th U.S., was sent about noon to Rossville, and was not engaged. Strength in action 1513.
Loss, killed 61; wounded 255; captured or missing 523; total 839. Percentage of loss 55.45.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-610.)
 
Location. 34° 56.001′ N, 85° 15.338′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Battleline Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline 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. 16th United States Infantry (here, next to this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (here, next to this marker); 2nd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 15th United States Infantry
J. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. J. King's Brigade Marker
View, looking east, of the marker, several nearby unit monuments, the park hiking trail, and of Battleline Road.
(a few steps from this marker); Hardship on the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); The Second Day Begins (a few steps from this marker); 18th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Tennessee 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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