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

Dibrell's Brigade

Armstrong's Division

 

—Forrest's Cavalry Corps —

 
Dibrell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Dibrell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Dibrell's Brigade
Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.
Colonel George G. Dibrell.

September 19, 1863, 1st Position

4th Tennessee - Colonel William S. McLemore.
8th Tennessee - Captain Hamilton McGinnis.
9th Tennessee - Colonel Jacob B. Biffle.
10th Tennessee - Colonel Nicholas N. Cox.
11th Tennessee - Colonel Daniel W. Holman.
Shaw's Battalion - Major Joseph Shaw.
(O.P. Hamilton's Battalion and R. D. Allison's Squadron, Consolidated.)
Huggin's (Freeman's) Tennessee Battery - Captain A.L. Huggins.
Morton's Tennessee Battery - Captain John W. Morton, Jr.

This Brigade was brought up from General Polk's Headquarters near Dr. Anderson's arriving a short time after the action began, and before the arrival of infantry re-enforcements. It went into position on the right of Davidson's Brigade and attacked, dismounted, the front VanDerveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division, and was repulsed.

Here it was re-enforced on the left by Ector's Infantry Brigade of Walker's Division. It next formed across the Ringgold Road to attack Van Derveer's left flank, but finding that thrown back to meet him, Dibrell moved still further to the north into the ravine beyond the Ringgold Road, thence turning westwardly the Brigade gained Brannan's rear
Dibrell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Dibrell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north, to the nearby Reed's Bridge Road.
and advanced toward VanDerveer's position. That Brigade, had, however, been rapidly disposed to meet this movement, and when Dibrell advanced to attack it he found it facing him along the crest above. After a very severe engagement he was forced to retire. The fighting ended on this portion of the field about 1 p.m.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1150.)
 
Location. 34° 55.843′ 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. Johnson's Provisional Division (here, next to this marker); 4th United States Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 4th Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Confederates Cross the Creek
Dibrell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Dibrell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northeast in the direction of the nearby intersection of Reed's Bridge's and Jay's Mill roads.
(a few steps from this marker); 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (about 700 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
 
Dibrell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Dibrell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet (far right) situated near the intersection of Jay's Mill Road with Reed's Bridge Road.
Dibrell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Dibrell's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along Reed's Bridge Road to where it enters the National Park, seen in the background.
 
 
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 259 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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