Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brig. Gen. James Deshler.
Col. Roger Q. Mills.
Sept. 20, 1863.
19th and 24th Arkansas - Lieut. Col. A.S. Hutchinson
6th, 10th and 15th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted - Col. Roger Q. Mills. Lieut. Col. T. Scott Anderson.
15th and 18th Texas Infantry - Col. F.C. Wilkes.
24th and 25th Texas Cavalry, Dismounted. - Lieut. Col. John T. Coit. Maj. Wm. A. Taylor.
Douglas' (Texas) Battery - Capt. James P. Douglas.
The brigade advanced to this position from a point to the left and rear, reaching it soon after 10 o'clock and at once became severely engaged, the fighting continuing with slight intermission until after 1 p.m. Soon after noon, General Deshler rode to the point of the heaviest fighting and was shot dead, pierced by a shell through the chest. Col. Roger Q. Mills then took command and held his lines until the engagement ended.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1149.)
Location. 34° 55.612′ N, 85° 15.304′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battleline Touch for map. 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. James Deshler Memorial Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); Texas State Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grose's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); 36th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); 124th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located approx. 550 feet east of Battleline Road on a trail that begins at A Memorial for Texans monument.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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