Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas’ Corps —
Brannan's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Col. Wm. H. Hays.
Sept. 20, 1863. Afternoon.
4th Kentucky - Maj. John M. Kelley.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
10th Kentucky - Lieut. Col. Gabriel C. Wharton.
10th Indiana (one company).
While Harker's brigade was holding the head of Longstreet's column in check in the northern extremity of the Dyer field, portions of Croxton's and Connell's brigades were forming on this line, they having been driven from the Poe farm by Longstreet's command. Croxton having been wounded, Colonel Hays succeeded to the command. Portions of the 10th and 4th Kentucky, and 14th Ohio rallied here. The 10th and 74th Indiana of this brigade moved to the left when the break occurred and fought with Reynolds' division during the rest of the day, and when that division was withdrawn from the field about 5:30 P.M. one company of the 10th Indiana rejoined its brigade near this position. The line at this point maintained its position until the close of the battle, and withdrew about 7:30 to Rossville by McFarland's Gap.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 573.)
Location. 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 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. 4th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (here, next to this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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