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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hindman's Division

Polk's Corps

 

— Major General Thomas C. Hindman —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Hindman's Division Marker
Inscription.  
Hindman's Division - Polk's Corp's.
Major General Thomas C. Hindman.

September 20, 1863, 2 p.m.

Anderson's Brigade -- Brigadier General Patton Anderson.
Deas' Brigade -- Brigadier Zach C. Deas.
Manigault's Brigade -- Brigadier Arthur M. Manigault.

Anderson's Brigade of this Division reached General Bushrod Johnson's position near Vittetoe's in time to take part on Johnson's right in the assault on Snodgrass Hill made at 2 p.m. Deas and Manigault soon after joined Johnson, and were formed on his left, Deas first occupying the ridge west of Vittetoe's and south of the gorge near that house. Deas thence wheeled to the right and moved against Snodgrass Hill, with Manigault on his right opposite the gorge in that hill. Anderson's Brigade remained on the right of Johnson's Division. The three Brigades of Hindman's Division participated with Johnson's and McLaw's Divisions in the persistent but unsuccessful assault on Snodgrass Hill made about 3 p.m. This attack was renewed after 4 p.m., and continued until sunset, when Steedman's Division was withdrawn to the next ridge in the rear,
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Hindman's Division Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated next to the trailhead for a park walking trail that goes up to the west end of Snodgrass Hill.
and was followed by these troops to the foot of the slope in front of this second ridge. The total strength of the Division in action was 6,122. The killed, wounded, and missing for September 19th and 20th were 1,850. Percentage of loss, 30.22.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1095.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 55.428′ N, 85° 16.622′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Lytle Road and Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling north on Lytle Road. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the roadway that is situated along the western most boundary of the National Military Park, and this particular marker is situated at the head of a park walking trail that goes up to the west end of Snodgrass Hill. 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. Deas' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Manigault's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in
Hindman's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Hindman's Division Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated at the back-end of a parking area that is located at the street intersection of Lytle and Chickamauga-Vittatoe Roads.
a direct line); McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named McNair's Brigade (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); York's (Georgia) Battery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Hindman's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Hindman's Division Marker
Thomas C. Hindman image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. Thomas C. Hindman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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