Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Headquarters Reserve Corps
Major General Gordon Granger.
Sept. 20, 1863, 2P.M.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board.
Location. 34° 55.634′ N, 85° 16.323′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road. west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #3 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.2 of a mile, to the high ground on Hill #3. 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. Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this 84th Regiment Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Regiment South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. When revisiting the site of this historical marker on August 1, 2012, I noticed that the metal plaque on this monument is now painted a different color. Whereas before the background color was white and the text was printed in blue, now the background color is blue and the text is painted in white.
Regarding Headquarters Reserve Corps. Steedman's Division arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle and was directed to provide support for the Union right flank. Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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