Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Thomas Corps. —
Negley's Division. - Thomas Corps.
Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
Col. W. L. Stoughton.
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.
19th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Alexander W. Raffen.
11th Michigan, - Col. William Stoughton.
11th Michigan, - Lieut. Col. Melvin Mudge.
18th Ohio, - Liet. Col. Chas. H. Grosvenor.
The brigade arrived on this ground from the woods west of the north end of the Kelly field a little before noon. The 18th Ohio was placed at the Snodgrass house as support to Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. The 11th Michigan was on the left of the front line and the 19th Illinois on the right both facing east. Col. Stanley was wounded at noon and Col. Stoughton took command. The assaults on the position by Kershaw's brigade were continuous and persistent from one o'clock until four. About 4:30 Gracie's brigade came to the assistance of Kershaw's and about 5 P.M. carried the point of the hill in front of Stanley. At 6 o'clock the 18th Ohio was brought up and forming behind the crest charged forward and with the assistance of the other regiments retook the position. This closed the fighting on that part of the line. At 7:15 the brigade following Harker's withdrew by McFarland's Gap to Rossville. Casualties in the battle: killed 20 wounded 146 captured
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-634.)
Location. 34° 55.658′ N, 85° 16.109′ 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 historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just southeast 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. 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (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); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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