Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Longstreet's Corps —
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 the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 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,
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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.