Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Buckner's Corps. —
Preston's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General Archibald Gracie, Jr.
September 20, 1863, 4 p.m., 1st Position
43d Alabama - Colonel Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Holt.
2d Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel Bolling Hall, Jr.
3d Alabama Battalion - Lieutenant Colonel John W.A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion - Major John D. McLennan.
63d Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Fulkerson.
Between 3 and 4 o'clock the Brigade having been brought from the vicinity of Hall's Ford was formed on this ground across the LaFayette road facing north with Kelly's Brigade in a second line and Trigg's at Brotherton's supporting Williams' Artillery. In this position Gracie's Command was subjected to a heavy artillery fire from Union batteries in the Kelly field. At 4 p.m. the Brigade was dispatched to Snodgrass Hill to the assistance of Kershaw's Brigade which had been assaulting that position since 1:30 p.m.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1155.)
Location. 34° 55.202′ N, 85° Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, between the site of the Poe House and the Brotherton House. 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. Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bate's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.