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

Robertson's Brigade

Hood's Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
Robertson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. Robertson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Robertson's Brigade
Hood's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 a.m.

3d Arkansas, - Colonel Van H. Manning.
1st Texas, - Captain R. J. Harding.
4th Texas, - Captain R. H. Bassett.
4th Texas, - Captain James T. Hunter.
5th Texas, - Captain J. S. Cleveland.
5th Texas, - Captain T. T. Clay.

This Brigade forming the second line of Hood's Division moved about 11:15 a.m. from the low ground beyond the first crest east of the Lafayette road and inclining to the right crossed the road and its right tok part in the attack upon the Union line which was forced to the rear. It followed Law's Brigade to the Dyer field moved by the right flank and changing front advanced to the top of the hill from which it drove the enemy. After holding the hill a few moments a fire from the rear on both flanks forced it to retire. At this point McLaws' Division replaced it on the front line and the brigade was ordered to remain in the forest east of the Dyer fields.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1209.)
 
Location. 34° 55.168′ N, 85° 
Robertson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. Robertson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Lafayette Road.
15.651′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. Bate's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Gracie's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 26th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 600 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 tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments,
Robertson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. Robertson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest into the woods beyond the tablet.
markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Robertson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. Robertson's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking south along the Lafayette Road.
 
 
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 209 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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