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

15th South Carolina Infantry

Kershaw's Brigade

— McLaws' Division —

 
 
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
15th. Regiment South Carolina Infantry
Commander
Colonel Joseph F. Gist.

 
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1354.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.646′ N, 85° 16.057′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the area of a roadway traffic island on the eastern slope 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. Gracie's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of
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this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Stanley's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block set on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks the regiment's position during the battle."

In locating 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 marker and the marker'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).”
 
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on this marker.
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the marker on the eastern slope of Snodgrass Hill.
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View of the marker, on the eastern slope of Snodgrass Hill, looking up towards the Union monuments at the top of the hill.
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
A closer view of the marker, on the eastern slope of Snodgrass Hill, looking up towards the Union monuments at the top of the hill.
15th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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