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

E. King's Brigade

Reynolds’ Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. E. King's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
King's Brigade
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel Edward A. King
1st Position.
68th Indiana - Captain Harvey J. Espy.
75th Indiana - Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
101st Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Doan.
105th Ohio - Major George T. Perkins.
19th Indiana Battery - Captain Samuel J. Harris.
19th Indiana Battery - Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey.
(September 19, 1863, Afternoon.)

Upon reaching the Poe House on its way to join Turchin's Brigade, which had been sent to the left of Palmer's Division, King's Brigade was diverted to the support of Palmer's right, three regiments moving to that position, leaving the 75th Indiana to support the 19th and 7th Indiana Batteries, in position on this line, around which General Reynolds was organizing a reserve. These regiments drifting further to the right in an effort to assist Van Cleve's two Brigades, the 75th Indiana was sent in on Grose's right. Soon after 3:30 o'clock King's Brigade was forced back to this position by the advance of the right of Johnson's and the left of Stewart's Divisions, and rallied behind the batteries collected by General Reynolds. After holding this position for a short time, sustaining a fierce attack in front and flank, the Brigade and line were forced to abandon position and reform
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
in rear of the Divisions of Brannan and Negley then advancing in the Dyer field.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-604.)
 
Location. 34° 54.864′ N, 85° 15.726′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on 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. 92nd Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker);
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east, with a distant view of vehicles traveling north & south on the LaFayette Road in the background.
44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
E. King's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. E. King's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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