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

Law's Brigade

Hood's Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
Law's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Law's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Law's Brigade.
Hood's Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel James L. Sheffield.
September 20, 1863, 7 a.m.
4th Alabama, - Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles.
15th Alabama, - Colonel W.C. Oates.
44th Alabama, - Colonel William F. Perry.
47th Alabama, - Major James M. Campbell.
48th Alabama, - Lieutenant Colonel William M. Hardwick.

The Brigade took position on this ground on the morning of September 20th in the second division line of Longstreet's central column of attack, B.R. Johnson's Division constituting the first line and McLaws' the third. Law's Brigade formed the first line of its Division. At 11:15 the command moved forward in the general advance Law's Brigade inclining towards the Poe house where it attacked the Union line.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1185.)
 
Location. 34° 55.112′ N, 85° 15.415′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one
Law's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Law's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, alongside of the road, and the woods behind it.
of the park roadways. 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. Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 105th Ohio Infantry (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
 
Law's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Law's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Brotherton Road.
Law's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Law's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Brotherton Road. The Bushrod Johnson monument can be seen in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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