Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
S. Beatty's Brigade
Van Cleve's Division
—Crittenden's Corps —
Van Cleve's Division, - Crittenden's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Samuel Beatty.
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.
79th Indiana, - Col. Frederick Knefler.
9th Kentucky, - Col. George H. Cram.
17th Kentucky, - Col. Alexander M. Stout.
19th Ohio, - Lieut. Col. Henry Stratton.
About 12:30 P.M. parts of the 9th and 17th Kentucky under their commanding officers with officers and men of the 19th Ohio and 79th Indiana in all from 330 to 360 men were rallied at at and near this point and with other troops held the position until withdrawn about dark.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 553.)
Location. 34° 55.652′ N, 85° 16.119′ 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 south of the parking
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (here, next to this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list 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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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