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

Van Cleve's Division

Crittenden's Corps

 

—Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve —

 
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Van Cleve's Division Marker
Inscription.
Van Cleve's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
September 19th, 1863, 4 P.M.

1st Brigade - Brigadier General Samuel Beatty.
2nd Brigade - Colonel George F. Dick.
3rd Brigade - Colonel Sidney M. Barnes.

While the First and Second Brigades of Van Cleve's Division (the Third Brigade having been left near Lee and Gordon's Mill) were falling back before Stewart's attack from east of the LaFayette Road, one section of the 26th Pennsylvania Battery, Lieutenant S. M. McDowell, and four guns of the 7th Indiana Battery, Captain George R. Swallow, took position on this line about 4 o'clock. The Division rallied upon the artillery and remained in position fighting for half an hour when the artillery had exhausted its ammunition. The line, being then flanked on its right by troops from Bushrod Johnson's Division, while sustaining a fierce attack from Clayton in front, fell back to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road, where it remained for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-532.)
 
Location. 34° 55.012′ N, 85° 15.675′ W. Marker is
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Van Cleve's Division Marker
A distant view of the tablet, looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. 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. Hazen's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (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,
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Van Cleve's Division Marker
A distant view. looking east, of the tablet, situated on the high ground, in the Brotherton Field.
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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Van Cleve's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Van Cleve's Division Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the Union battleline pathway in the Brotherton Field, with a very distant view of the Brotherton cabin in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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