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

Scribner's Brigade

Baird's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
Scribner's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Scribner's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Text on the First Tablet:

Scribner's Brigade.
Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner
September 20, 1863.
38th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
2nd Ohio - Major William T. Beatty.
2nd Ohio - Captain James Warnock.
33rd Ohio - Colonel Oscar F. Moore.
94th Ohio - Major Rue P. Hutchins.
10th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Ely.
10th Wisconsin - Captain Jacob W. Roby.

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Text on the Second Tablet:

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The brigade formed in two lines on this ground on the morning of September 20, and protected its front with logs. Starkweather's brigade was on its right and King's (Regulars) on its left. It had no battery, but the clear space in its front was enfiladed by two guns of the Fourth Indiana battery of Starkweather's brigade. Its front and left were assaulted heavily during the forenoon. It held its position until the order to withdraw sometime before sunset, while under attack, when it crossed the Kelly field under heavy fire, losing many men by capture. It then partially reformed and retired with the army to Rossville. Strength in action 1st day, 1879 officers and men. Casualties on the
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Scribner's Brigade Marker
View of the text on the first tablet.
19th and 20th, 732. Percentage of loss, 39.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-627.)
 
Location. 34° 55.957′ N, 85° 15.319′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet 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. Maney's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 94th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baird's Division (within shouting distance
Scribner's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Scribner's Brigade Marker
View of the text on the second tablet.
of this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States 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
 
Scribner's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Scribner's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Battleline Road.
Scribner's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Scribner's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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