Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McLaws' (Kershaw's) Division - Longstreet's (Hood's) Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphrey's.
September 20, 1863, noon, 2d Position.
13th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel Kennon McElroy.
17th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fiser.
18th Mississippi - Captain W.F. Hubbard.
21st Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel D.N. Moody.
This Brigade, as the left of its Division, and the third line of Longstreet's Corps, followed Law's Division in the general advance of the central column at 11:15 a.m. from the line east of Brotherton's, supporting the attack of Law's Division upon Brannan's line west of the Poe house. It reached this ground about noon, and after the change of front of Kershaw's Brigade to meet the attack of Harker's Brigade from the high ground in the northern portion of the Dyer field, it moved forward on Kershaw's right and took position in the forest fronting the open crest north and east of the Snodgrass house upon which Harker finally established his line.
Throughout the afternoon it took part in the assaults
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1165.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.494′ N, 85° 15.877′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. This tablet is located a few feet off of the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, with the South Carolina Memorial Monument (sitting on the southeastern crest of Snodgrass Hill) in the distant background. 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. Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 700 feet away); 64th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); To Capture of Nine Union Guns (about 700 feet away); Harker's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles 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).”
1. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys
Humphreys' name is misspelled on this marker. He is Benjamin Grubb Humphreys not Humphrey. Other markers here at Fort Oglethorpe get it right.
— Submitted September 9, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.