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

Wilson's Brigade

Walker's Division

 

—Walker's Corps —

 
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Wilson's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Text from the first tablet:

Wilson's Brigade.
Walker's Division - Walker's Corps.
Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.

September 19, 1863. 9 a.m.

25th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel A. J. Williams.
29th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel George R. McRae.
30th Georgia, - Lieutenant Colonel James S. Boynton.
1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters, - Major Arthur Shaaf.
4th Louisiana Battalion, - Lieutenant Colonel John McEnery.
Howell's (Martin's) Georgia Battery, - Captain Evan P. Howell.

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Text from the second tablet:

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This Brigade was brought in haste from near Alexander's house by General Forrest arriving here about 9 a.m. It formed line and attacked Croxton's Brigade then engaged with Forrest's troops but which immediately changed front to receive this attack. Croxton was at first forced considerably to the rear but soon recovered. After an hour's hard fighting with varying success assisting in forcing two lines of battle to retire Wilson's line was attacked on its left flank by Scribner's Brigade and driven back to the ground where it first became engaged. Upon the arrival of Ector's Brigade soon after the 25th and 29th Georgia Regiments went forward with Ector into action.
 
Erected
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Wilson's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1230.)
 
Location. 34° 55.531′ N, 85° 14.144′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a small clearing in the thick woods south of Brotherton Road, just a moderate distance west off of a park horse trail. 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. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); Liddell's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Howell's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 74th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Wilson's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
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
 
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Wilson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablets in the clearing, with a view of the trail, to the right of the tablets, that cuts back through an opening in the trees and heads back to the horse trail.
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Wilson's Brigade Marker
Another view, but a different perspective, of the tablets in the clearing, with a view of the trail, to the right of the tablets, that cuts back through an opening in the trees and heads back to the horse trail.
Wilson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Wilson's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablets, seen to the right of the picture, as one emerges from the wooded trail into the clearing where these tablets are situated.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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