Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brid. Gen. John M. Brannon. —
Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan.
Sept. 20, 1863. 1 to 7:30 P.M.
1st Brigade - Col. Morton C. Hunter.
2nd Brigade - Col. William H. Hays.
3rd Brigade - Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer.
When the head of Hood's column pierced the Union line at the Brotherton house, and turned to the right, Brannan's line was taken in flank and rear. Van Derveer's brigade had been dispatched to Baird's assistance at the extreme left. The First and Second brigades, after stout resistance toward their right and rear, were forced back in disorder and parts of them were rallied on this ridge, where were gathered other forces and fragments of regiments numbering in all about 2500. Connell, with the greater part of the First brigade, retreated toward Chattanooga, Col. Morton C. Hunter remaining with less than one-third of the brigade on Snodgrass Hill.
Text on the Second Tablet:
Harker's brigade of Wood's division, which had held back Hood's division while Brannan was arranging his line, took position on the open ridge north and east of the Snodgrass house. Smith's battery I, 4th U.S., was at the house,
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 498.)
Location. 34° 55.668′ N, 85° 16.143′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 87th Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of 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
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