Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—McCook's Corps —
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel Joseph B.Dodge.
September 20, 1863, 3 p.m. 2d position
79th Illinois - Colonel Allen Buckner.
29th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel David M. Dunn.
30th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Orrin D. Hurd.
77th Pennsylvania - Colonel Thomas Rose, Captain Joseph J. Lawson
20th Ohio Battery - Captain Edward Grosskopff.
This Brigade marching from the Kelly field as the reserve of Johnson's Division, was turned to the right opposite the Brock field to assist Hazen's Brigade of Palmer's Division, and charged forward with all its regiments in one line to the left of Hazen's position, forcing the enemy, composed of troops of Cheatham's Division, several hundred yards to the rear. The Brigade then withdrew to its left and rear, closed on Willich's Brigade, and occupied this line about 3 P.M. At dusk its line was heavily attacked by Deshler's Brigade of Cleburne's Division, and Preston Smith's Brigade of Cheatham's. General Smith was killed, and in the confused fighting which followed in the darkness nearly the whole of the 77th Pennsylvania, and about half of the 79th Illinois were captured, though many subsequently escaped. At the end of an hour's engagement the Brigade withdrew with
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-585.)
Location. 34° 55.316′ N, 85° 14.619′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton 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. 79th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe L. Campbell Memorial Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (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 March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.