Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General W. H. T. Walker —
Major General W. H. T. Walker.
September 19, 1863, 9 a.m.
Ector's Brigade, - Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector.
Wilson's Brigade, - Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.
Ector's Brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Byram's Ford at midnight of the 18th, and bivouacked three-quarters of a mile in advance on the road to Lee and Gordon's Mill. Wilson followed Ector and bivouacked near Byram's Ford. At 9 o'clock the 19th, Wilson's Brigade, which had then advanced to the intersection of the roads leading from Alexander's to Jay's Mill and to Lee and Gordon's Mill, was sent to the assistance of Pegram's Division of cavalry, which had been attacked near Jay's Mill by Brannan's Division of Thomas' Corps. At 9:30 o'clock Ector's Brigade was hurried to the same point, and both became heavily engaged.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1118.)
Location. 34° 54.687′ N, 85° 13.948′ Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on a large traffic island, at the intersection of two park roadways. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stanford's Mississippi Battery. (approx. 0.7 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 monument and the monument'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).”
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