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

Bate's Brigade

Stewart's Division

 

—Buckner's Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. Bate's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Text on the First Tablet:

Bate's Brigade
Stewart's Division - Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General William B. Bate.

September 19, 1863, 4 p.m., 2d Position.

58th Alabama - Colonel Bushrod Jones.
37th Georgia - Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Smith.
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters - Major T. D. Caswell.
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain B. M. Turner.
4th Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters - Lieutenant Joel Towers.
15th Tennessee - Colonel R. C. Tyler.
37th Tennessee - Colonel R. C. Tyler.
20th Tennessee - Colonel Thomas B. Smith.
20th Tennessee - Major W. M. Shy.
Eufaula Artillery (Alabama Battery) - Captain McDonald Oliver.

At 4:30 p.m. the center of this Brigade crossed the LaFayette road at this point. The left being south of the Brotherton house and the right near the southeast corner of the field east of the Poe house, having Clayton's Brigade on its left.

Text on the Second Tablet:

The line advanced in the face of severe fire gradually swinging toward the northwest. The left pierced the Union center and opened an enfilading fire upon troops and batteries stationed near the Poe house. This Union force withdrew to the north line of
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. Bate's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
the Poe field behind a strong line of guns. The approach in the Dyer field of the head of Brannan's Union Division moving from the north caused the withdrawal of Bate's left regiments, while the right, advancing through the Poe field was repulsed at 5 p.m. by the twenty guns and supporting infantry assembled there. The Brigade captured four pieces of artillery. The loss of the Brigade was 48.7 per cent, and every field officer but three was wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1129.)
 
Location. 34° 55.148′ N, 85° 15.642′ 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. Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Gracie's Brigade (about 300
Bate's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. Bate's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (about 500 feet away); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (about 500 feet away); Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 500 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, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bate's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. Bate's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north on Lafayette Road.
Bate's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
5. Bate's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest into the woods beyond the tablet
Bate's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
6. Bate'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 195 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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