Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps —
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
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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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