Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Major General Thomas C. Hindman —
Major General Thomas C. Hindman.
September 20, 1863, About noon.
Anderson's Brigade -- Brigadier General Patton Anderson.
Deas' Brigade -- Brigadier Zach C. Deas.
Manigault's Brigade -- Brigadier Arthur M. Manigault.
Anderson's and Deas' Brigades of this Division, and the 10th and 19th South Carolina regiments of Manigault's Brigade, pursuing Davis' and Sheridan's troops, reached the crest west of this position soon after noon, the broken lines of the Union right wing continued to fall back towards McFarland's Gap. These Confederate forces moved from their position on the crest to their right and rear and joined General Bushrod Johnson's Division at the Vittetoe house shortly before 3 p.m. The remainder of Manigault's Brigade, having moved forward from the vicinity of Viniard's, rejoined the Division on the Crawfish Springs road. In the advance to this position Hindman's Division captured a large number of prisoners and guns. General William M. Lytle, commanding the first Brigade of Sheridan's Division, was killed while rallying his troops.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.657′ N, 85° 16.172′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located a few feet off the north side of the roadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); To Where Lytle Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lytle's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 21st Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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 System).”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.