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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Connell's Brigade

Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. Connell's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the historical tablet.
Inscription.
Connell's Brigade
Brannan's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Col. Morton's C. Hunter.

Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon
82nd Indiana - Col. Morton C. Hunter.
17th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward.
31st Ohio - Col. Moses B. Walker.

Upon Longstreet's central column piercing the Union line at Brotherton's, Hood's division inclined to the right, striking Connell's brigade in front and on the right flank and forcing it to the rear in disorder. The greater part of it retreated toward Rossville. Portions of the 82nd Indiana, the 17th and 31st Ohio, in all about 160 men, with fragments of other regiments rallied on this line and fought here until the close of the battle under Col. Morton C. Hunter, Col. Moses B. Walker, 31st Ohio, and Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward, 17th Ohio, the last two being severely wounded.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 565.)
 
Location. 34° 55.647′ N, 85° 16.11′ 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
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. Connell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet in the foreground, with the 82nd Indiana Infantry Monument situated in the immediate background.
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 lot. 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. 82nd Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (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
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Connell's Brigade Marker
Distant view, looking south, of the historical tablet situated near the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill along with two other Union regimental monuments.
(using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Connell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Connell's Brigade Marker
Distant view, looking east, of the historical tablet situated near the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill along with several other Union regimental monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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