Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Polk's Corps —
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Preston Smith.
Colonel Alfred J. Vaughn, Jr.
September 19, 1863. 6:30 P.M., 3d Position
11th Tennessee - Colonel George W. Gordon.
12th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
47th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
13th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr. / Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
154th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr. / Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
29th Tennessee - Colonel Horace Rice.
Dawson's Sharpshooters Battalion - Major William Green / Major James Purl.
Scott's (Tennessee) Battery - Lieutenant A.T. Watson.
At dusk this Brigade was ordered forward as a support to Deshler's Brigade of Cleburne's Division in a night attack upon Johnson's Division. Just before reaching this position Deshler's Brigade moved to its left to encompass the right flank of Johnson's line. This movement was not known to General Smith, who, riding with his staff in advance of his line, came upon Dodge's Brigade in the darkness, and was killed, together with two members of his staff, Captain J.S. Donelson, his Acting Adjutant General, and Captain Thomas H. King, a volunteer aide. In this movement Smith's and Deshler's Brigades
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1211.)
Location. 34° 55.277′ N, 85° 14.62′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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. Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry 30th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 20th Ohio Battery (about 400 feet away); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (about 400 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.