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

Davidson's Brigade

Pegram's Division

 

—Forrest's Cavalry Corps —

 
Davidson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Davidson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Davidson's Brigade
Pegram's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps.
Brigadier General H. B. Davidson
1st Position
September 19, 1863, 7:30 a.m.

1st Georgia - Colonel J. J. Morgan.
6th Georgia - Colonel John R. Hart.
6th North Carolina - Colonel George N. Folk.
1st Tennessee Legion - Colonel E. W. Rucker.
(12th Tennessee Battalion - Major G. W. Day, and
16th Tennessee Battalion - Captain John Q. Arnold.)
Huwald's (Tennessee) Battery - Captain Gustave A. Huwald.

This Brigade advanced from its bivouac near Alexander's Bridge soon after daylight, and struck Croxton's Brigade of Brannan's Division at Jay's Saw Mill at 7:30 a.m. While engaged with Croxton and awaiting the arrival of Infantry support the Brigade lost nearly one fourth of its numbers. Soon after 8 o'clock the right was attacked by Van Derveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division advancing from the Ringgold Road to the assistance of Croxton. Between 8 and 9 o'clock Wilson's Infantry Brigade of Walker's Division arrived on its left, and an hour later Ector's Brigade of the same Division went in on Wilson's right. Davidson's Brigade and its supports, after five hours fighting and twice repulsing the enemy were forced back to the vicinity of the Saw Mill where the brigade remained during the
Davidson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Davidson's Brigade Marker
View, looking west along the Brotherton Road, of the featured tablet in the foreground of the picture.
afternoon.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number M-1142.)
 
Location. 34° 55.715′ N, 85° 13.797′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa 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 nearby 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. Polk's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Armies Engage (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pegram's Division (about 400 feet away); Confederates Cross the Creek (about 800 feet 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.
Davidson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Davidson's Brigade Marker
A closer look at the featured tablet, near the front of the tree line of the nearby woods.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Davidson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Davidson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet 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.
Davidson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Davidson'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 228 times since then and 54 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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