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

Gregg's Brigade

Johnson's Division

 

—Longstreet's (Hood's) Corps —

 
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. Gregg's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Gregg's Brigade
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's (Hood's) Corps.
Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 a.m., 2d Position.

3d Tennessee - Colonel Calvin H. Walker.
10th Tennessee - Colonel William Grace.
30th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel James J. Turner,
30th Tennessee - Captain charles S. Douglas.
50th Tennessee - Major Christopher W. Robertson,
50th Tennessee - Colonel Calvin Walker.
1st Tennessee Battalion - Major Christopher W. Robertson.
7th Texas - Major K. M. VanZandt.
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery - Lieutenant R. L. Wood.

This Brigade was formed, in part, on the left of the Division: the remainder, consisting of the first four regiments, was placed in a second line in rear as a reserve.
It advanced at 11:10 a.m., from the first crest east of the LaFayette road.
It occupied this line under heavy skirmish fire. In its advance towards the Dyer field it suffered greatly from the fire of a heavy force of the enemy, strongly posted to its right behind barricades of rails and fallen timber. The reserve passed to the front and the Brigade dislodged this force, but with heavy loss.
Upon reaching the Dyer field the Brigade changed direction toward the right and assisted in capturing seventeen guns on
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, situated in the angle of the split rail fence posted in front of the Brotherton Cabin.
the crest northwest of Dyer's. The Brigade next took part in the assault on Snodgrass Hill from the vicinity of Vittetoe's.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1160.)
 
Location. 34° 55.056′ N, 85° 15.646′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road west of Dryer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park and is situated very near the site of 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. Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking south along the Lafayette Road, and down the length of a split rail fence.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the Lafayette Road, and up the length of a split rail fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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