Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
September 20, 1863, 1 p.m.
2d South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Colonel James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland.
7th South Carolina, - Major John S. Hard.
7th South Carolina, - Captain E.J. Goggans.
8th South Carolina, - Colonel John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Colonel Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Captain Joshua M. Townsend.
After forcing Harker's Brigade out of the Dyer Field Kershaw's Brigade coming over the ridge in rear of this point immediately assaulted Stanley's Brigade and the line on the right of it. Kershaw's assaults with Anderson's Brigade of Hindman's Division next on the left were continuous and persistent until 4:30 when Gracie's Brigade of Preston's Division arrived and passed to the front line. Three of Kershaw's regiments continued to fight with Preston until dusk.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
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° 55.593′ N, 85° 16.174′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that use to be an old farm road, that runs across the south downslope 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. McLaw's Division (a few steps from this marker); Preston's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th South Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 58th North Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away); 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 400 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 August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.