Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
82nd Indiana Infantry
First Brigade - Third Division
—14th Corps - Thomas. —
First Brigade Third Division.
14th Corps - Thomas
[Reverse Side of Marker]:
Eighty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Morton C. Hunter, Commanding.
First Brigade (Connell).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).
This Regiment, Colonel Morton C. Hunter, Commanding, reached the front September 19th, at 11 A.M., and supported Church's Battery which had been sent up to VanDerveer's line. At night it was moved to the extreme right of the corps.
On the morning of September 20th, it occuried the right of the second line of the brigade, east of the Dyer House and northwest of Brotherton House.
When the front line was driven from the works by Longstreet's fierce attack, just before noon, Colonel Hunter ordered the 82nd to charge, which it did in gallant style, recapturing and holding the works, but being immediately outflanked and almost surrounded, it fell back fighting until it reached the site of this monument at a little after 12 M.
The 82nd was the first regiment of Brannan's Division that formed a line of battle on Snodgrass Hill, which line was firmly held against all assaults until night put an end to the battle.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-839.)
Location. 34° 55.643′ N, 85° 16.11′ 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, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just southeast of the parking lot. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #149 on Snodgrass Hill”. 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. 19th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Connell's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9' x 6' x 16' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument features a two-step base with inscription on top step. Shaft takes form of blind arch with rock-faced voussoirs surrounding smooth-faced interior. Acorn is carved into keystone.”
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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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