Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Crittenden's Corps —
Text on the First Tablet:
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel William Grose
September 20, 1863.
84th Illinois - Colonel Louis H. Waters.
36th Indiana - Major Gilbert Trusler.
23rd Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel James C. Foy.
6th Ohio - Major Samuel C. Erwin.
24th Ohio - Colonel David J. Higgins.
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery H - Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing.
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery M - Lieutenant Francis L.D. Russell.
Text on the Second Tablet:
This Brigade formed early as the reserve of Palmer's Division. About 9 a.m. Colonel Grose was ordered to leave the 23rd Kentucky with General Hazen and proceed with the rest of the Brigade to the left to assist General Baird. The latter was reached just as the Confederates attacked, and the Brigade at once became severely engaged and was twice repulsed, but in the assault with other assistance it drove back the Confederates and held its lines. About 2 p.m. it resumed its place on the lines of its own Division. About 5 o'clock the Brigade retired, under orders, receiving a heavy artillery fire as it crossed the Kelly field. It reformed west
Strength in action, September 19th, officers and men 1685. Casualties: killed 53; wounded 399; captured or missing 65; total 517.
Percentage of loss 30.7.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-590.)
Location. 34° 55.646′ N, 85° 15.375′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders 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 just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of 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. 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.