Walthall's Brigade

Walthall's Brigade (HM20SF)

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Catoosa County
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N 34° 56.397', W 85° 15.528'

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Liddell's Division

—Walker's Corps —

Walthall's Brigade.
Liddell's Division ...... Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.
September 20, 1863, 5:30 P.M., 3d Position
24th Mississippi, - Captain B.F. Toomer - Captain J.D. Smith.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbell.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales - Major James M. Johnson.
34th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel Hugh A. Reynolds - Captain H.J. Bowen.
Fowler's (Alabama) Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.

The Brigade advanced about 5 o'clock from the glade 7oo yards east of this point, with Govan's Brigade on its left, and occupied this position without opposition.

It was at once subjected to a heavy artillery fire from the left and also from a battery of Dan McCook's Brigade posted some 800 yards to the right and front.

Soon after Turchin's Brigade of Reynold's Division, supported by Robinson's (King's) Brigade of the same Division, which were withdrawing from the south end of the Kelly field, swept out of the woods west of the LaFayette road along Govan's and Walthall's fronts, capturing a portion of their skirmish line, and obliging both brigades to retire in some confusion to the forest east of the LaFayette road. Walthall's
Brigade bivouacked a short distance east of McDonald's. Taken into action 1827 officers and men. Casualties for the battle; killed 61; wounded 531; captured or missing 196; total 788. Percentage of loss 43.13.
HM NumberHM20SF
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659011 N 3867767
Decimal Degrees34.93995000, -85.25880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.397', W 85° 15.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 23.82" N, 85° 15' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3357 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, US
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