Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Johnson's Provisional Division
—Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson —
Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson
September 18th, 1863, 4 P.M.
Gregg's Brigade - Brigadier General John Gregg
McNair's Brigade - Brigadier General Evander McNair
Johnson's Brigade - Colonel John S. Fulton
This Division moved from Ringgold at 5 A.M. September 18th towards Leet's Tanyard but was soon ordered to countermarch and proceed on the road from Ringgold to Reed's Bridge, force a crossing of the Chickamauga, and move toward the Union left then at Lee and Gordon's Mill. Robertson's Brigade of Hood's Division was attached to the column for this movement. General Forrest joined the column with his escort and R. M. Marin's detachment of cavalry. Minty's Brigade of Union Cavalry was encountered at Pea Vine Creek about 11 A.M., and, by its resistance compelled a deployment of the enemy's column. At 3 P.M. the Confederate Infantry forced a crossing at Reed's Bridge and General Forrest, who had been joined by Pegram's Division of Cavalry, crossed at Fowler's Ford a short distance above. At 4 P.M. General Johnson's forces advanced to Jay's Mill where General Hood arrived and took command. The column then proceeded toward Lee and Gordon's Mill via Alexander's house, and after some sharp skirmishing with Minty's Cavalry, Wilder's
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1099.)
Location. 34° 55.84′ N, 85° 13.734′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Jay's Mill Road and Reeds Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Jay's Mill Road. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park roadway called Jay's Mill Road, at the park's site where the Reed's Bridge crossing was contested. 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. Dibrell's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 4th United States Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Cross the Creek (a few steps from this marker); 4th Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 600 feet 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 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.