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

Benning's Brigade

Hood's Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Benning's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Bennings's Brigade
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry Benning.
September 20, 1863, 7 A.M.
2d Georgia, - Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, - Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, - Colonel J.d. Waddell.

On the morning of September 20th this Brigade composed a part of Longstreet's column of attack east of the Brotherton house. It was formed with its Division in the second line Bushrod R. Johnson's Division constituting the first. The Brigade advanced to the attack with the general line at 11:15 o'clock and came under the Union fire near the Poe house when it reached the Lafayette road.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1134.)
 
Location. 34° 55.112′ N, 85° 15.384′ 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 of the park roadways. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Benning's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking east, along the Brotherton Road.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphrey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaw'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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Benning's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Benning's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Brotherton Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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