Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Zach. C. Deas.
September 20, 1863, 3 p.m.
18th Alabama - Colonel Samuel K. McSpadden.
22nd Alabama - Captain Harry T. Toulmin.
25th Alabama - Colonel George D. Johnston.
39th Alabama - Colonel Whitfield Clark.
50th Alabama - Colonel J.G. Coltart.
17th Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain James F. Nabers.
Dent's (Alabama) Battery - Captain S.H. Dent.
After the successful attack of this brigade upon portions of Davis's and Sheridan's Divisions, it advanced to the crest west of the Crawfish Springs road, and wheeling to the right, came into line on the left of Manigault's brigade. In the general advance of the line at 3:30 p.m., it ascended the spur of Snodgrass Hill next northwest of the Vittetoe house, and for nearly two hours unsuccessfully attacked the right of the Union position. It then fell back to the foot of the hill, and again advancing found the enemy had retired.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.42′ N, 85° 16.63′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Lytle Road and Chickamauga-Vittatoe 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 located along the north side of a parking area, a short walking distance from the head of a park walking trail. 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. Hindman's Division (a few steps from this marker); Manigault's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNair's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named McNair's Brigade (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 700 feet away); York's (Georgia) Battery (about 800 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.