Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Crittenden's Corps —
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel William Grose
84th Illinois - Colonel Louis H. Waters.
36th Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver H. P. Carey.
36th Indiana - Major Gilbert Trusler.
23rd Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel James C. Foy.
6th Ohio - Colonel Nicholas L. Anderson.
24th Ohio - Colonel David J. Higgins.
Battery H, 4th U.S. - Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing.
Battery M, 4th U.S. - Lieutenant Francis L.D. Russell.
September 19, 1863, 1 P.M.
This Brigade, forming the right echelon of Palmer's Division advanced from the LaFayette Road in the vicinity of the Poe house, and came into action on this ground about 12:30 P.M. It first encountered the left of Cheatham's Division, and was subsequently attacked in succession by the Brigades of Stewart's Division. About 3:30 P.M. Bates Brigade of that Division attacked and finally forced Grose's Brigade to the rear, toward the north end of the Poe field where it was rallied in support of several batteries. Bate's Brigade followed until its three right regiments came within close range of these batteries, which were posted diagonally across the LaFayette Road. Bate was repulsed with heavy loss and the fighting on this part of the field ceased soon after
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-589.)
Location. 34° 55.114′ N, 85° 15.266′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaw's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Humphrey's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Hood's Division (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 600 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
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.