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

Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee

General Braxton Bragg

 

—September 20, 1863 —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
Inscription.
Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee.
General Braxton Bragg.

September 20, 1863.

Polk's Corps - General Leonidas Polk.
Hill's Corps - Lieutenant General Daniel H. Hill.
Longstreet's Corps - Major General John B. Hood.
Buckner's Corps - Major General Simon B. Buckner.
Walker's Reserve Corps - Major General William H. T. Walker.
Wheeler's Cavalry Corps - Major General Joseph Wheeler.
Forrest's Cavalry Corps - Brigadier General Nathan B. Forrest.
Reserve Artillery - Major Samuel C. Williams

At the close of the engagement on the 19th of September, orders were given for the renewal of the battle at daylight. The army was divided into two wings. General Polk was placed in command of the right wing, and General Longstreet in command of the left wing. The orders directed the attack to begin by divisions on the extreme right at dawn, and to be taken up rapidly and successfully to the left. Owing to various delays the attack did not open in General Polk's wing until 9:30 a.m. General Stewart's division being the right of General Longstreet's wing, attacked at 11 a.m., followed at once by the division to his left. At this hour the engagement became general.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
View of the tablet at the edge of the clearing, with the opening for the walking trail that connects to the horse trail seen a short distance behind the tablet.
Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-427A.)
 
Location. 34° 55.567′ N, 85° 14.077′ 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 large clearing just outside of the surrounding woods, south of the Brotherton Road, just about shouting distance east of a park horse trail, and south of the nearby park roadway. 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. Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (here, next to this marker); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Liddell's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14th Ohio 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 and Chattanooga National Military Park,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
View of the featured tablet situated next to a pyramid of cannon balls monument that symbolizes the location of a command headquarters.
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
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
View from the roadway, looking south, towards the end of the clearing, where the tablet is situated.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
View from the roadway of the directional sign that points the way to the headquarters tablet.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Marker
Another view of the featured headquarters tablet and the headquarters monument.
 
 
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 192 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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