Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Text on the First Tablet:
Reynolds' Division, .......... Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 20, 1863.
18th Kentucky - Colonel Hubbard K. Milward.
18th Kentucky - Captain John B. Heltemes.
11th Ohio - Colonel Philander P. Lane.
92nd Ohio - Colonel Benjamin D. Fearing.
92nd Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Putnam, Jr.
36th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Hiram F. Devol.
Indiana Light Artillery, 21st Battery - Captain William F. Andrew.
Text on the Second Tablet:
The Brigade formed on this line early September 20th, and constructed log works in its front. The Confederates attacked soon after 10 A.M. and after an hour's fighting were repulsed. After the break in the center of the Union line near Brotherton's the right of the Brigade was thrown to the rear and faced south. E.A. King's Brigade on its right being still further withdrawn and faced toward Poe's and the LaFayette road. About 5 P.M. the Brigade withdrew, marching north on the LaFayette road to the north side of the Kelly field, where it filed to the left, and facing north charged through the fields south and west of McDonald's
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-642.)
Location. 34° 55.543′ N, 85° 15.428′ 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 near the end 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. 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (here, next to this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynold's Division (within shouting distance of 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Ohio Infantry (about 300 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).”
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 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.