McCook's Brigade

McCook's Brigade (tmp-d3095)

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Catoosa County
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N 34° 56.818', W 85° 15.774'

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Second Division

—Granger's Reserve Corps —

McCook's Brigade
Second Division, Granger's Reserve Corps.
Second Brigade
Colonel Daniel McCook.
September 20, 1863, 2 to 8 p.m.

85th Illinois, - Colonel Caleb J. Dilworth.
86th Illinois, - Lieutenant Colonel David W. Magee.
125th Illinois, - Colonel Oscar F. Harman.
52nd Ohio, - Major James T. Holmes.
2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery I, - Captain Charles M. Barnett.

The Brigade moved about 1 p.m. from the vicinity of McAfee's Church, two and one-half miles northeast of this point and while marching along the road east of this position, the head of the column was fired upon by artillery of Forrest's cavalry east of the road. To avoid delay McCook changed direction to the right to go around some open fields commanded by Forrest's artillery. Passing around these, under artillery fire, the Brigade formed on the crest of the ridge in rear of this position to cover the open fields and Chattanooga Road to the position held by General Thomas. The position was tenaciously held under a bitter artillery fire, thus preventing the enemy from reaching General Thomas' rear on this flank, and also kept open the line of retreat by the Rossville Road. Soon after dark the Brigade withdrew to Rossville.
HM Numbertmp-d3095
Placed By 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658623 N 3868539
Decimal Degrees34.94696667, -85.26290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.818', W 85° 15.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 49.08" N, 85° 15' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Gross Crescent, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, US
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