Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
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 the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 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 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.