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

Polk's Brigade

Cleburne's Division

 

—Hill's Corps —

 
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Polk's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Polk's Brigade
Cleburne's Division - Hill's Corps
Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk
September 19, 1863, 6 P.M.

1st Arkansas - Colonel John W. Colquitt.
3rd and 5th Confederate - Colonel J. A. Smith.
2nd Tennessee - Colonel William D. Robison.
35th Tennessee - Colonel Benjamin J. Hill.
48th Tennessee - Colonel George H. Nixon.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery - Lieutenant Thomas J. Key.

The Brigade reached this point shortly before 6 p.m. and formed with its right in front of Jay's Mill, its lines extending almost due south, west of the road to Alexander's Bridge. It was the right of Cleburne's Division as formed for attack. Wood's Brigade was next on its left, and Deshler's on the extreme left. Soon after 6 o'clock the Division moved forward. After passing over General Walker's troops the left of the Brigade encountered Baldwin's Brigade of Johnson's Division strongly posted on the side of a hill behind temporary breastworks.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1204.)
 
Location. 34° 55.716′ N, 85° 13.813′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Polk's Brigade Marker
View, looking west along the Brotherton Road, of the tablet at the edge of a clearing, in front of the tree line of the nearby woods.
County. Marker is at the intersection of Brotherton Road and Jays Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Brotherton Road. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, very near the site of Jay's Mill, a short distance west of the intersection of the two 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. Davidson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armies Engage (within shouting distance of this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederates Cross the Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th United States Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (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, 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
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Polk's Brigade Marker
A closer look at the tablet in the front of the tree line of the nearby woods, with a view of the Brotherton Road to the far left of the picture.
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
 
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Polk's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet (the one nearest the woods to the far right) as seen from the site of Jay's Mill. The intersection of the Brotherton Road with the Jay's Mill Road is to the far left of the picture.
Polk's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Polk's Brigade Marker
View from the backside of the tablet, looking east along the Brotherton Road, towards the intersection of the two park roadways.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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