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

Cruft's Brigade

Palmer's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Cruft's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Cruft's Brigade
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Charles Cruft.

September 20, 1863 - 1st Position.
31st Indiana - Colonel John T. Smith.
1st Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel Alva R. Hadlock.
2d Kentucky - Colonel Thomas D. Sedgewick.
90th Ohio - Colonel Charles H. Rippey.
1st Ohio Light Battery B, Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin.

The Brigade as the left of Palmer's Division was formed on this ground during the night of September 19th, with the Battery on the right of the first line, the 31st Indiana on its left, the 2d Kentucky being the left of the front line. The second line, which relieved the regiments in front about 11 A.M., consisted of the 90th Ohio and the 1st Kentucky.
The Brigade was so strongly protected by log works that not an enlisted man was killed and but few wounded while occupying them. The attacks made by the enemy up to the time of the general withdrawal were repulsed. About 3 o'clock Hazen's Brigade on its right was sent to Snodgrass Hill, and the second line of Cruft's Brigade took its place. At 5:12 P.M. it was ordered to withdraw across the Kelly field.
The Brigade moved in column of regiments at long intervals, encountering a very severe artillery fire from both
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Cruft's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Battleline Road.
flanks, but suffering little loss. Upon crossing the LaFayette road the Brigade proceeded to Rossville. Strength in action September 19th, 1,408 officers and men. Casualties: killed 24; wounded 213; captured or missing 53; total 290. Percentage of loss, 20.58.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-576.)
 
Location. 34° 55.673′ N, 85° 15.355′ 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. 31st Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Palmer's Division
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Cruft's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking east, with the Battleline Road seen in the immediate background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Grose'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).”
 
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
 
Cruft's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Cruft's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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