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

Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade

McLaw's Division

 

— Longstreet's Corps —

 
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Kershaw's South Carolina
Brigade
McLaw's Division, Longstreet's
Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Sunday, September 20th, 1863.

 
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1347.)
 
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° 55.616′ N, 85° 16.201′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the southern slope of Snodgrass Hill, near the southern crest, near the front of the 35th Ohio Infantry monument. 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. 3rd South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 58th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); McLaw's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Preston's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the front that carries an inscription. Marks the brigade's position on September 20, 1863."

In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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).”
 
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
View of the park walking trail that goes up the southern slope of the Snodgrass Hill with a view of the "Kershaw Brigade" monument on the left and the "3rd South Carolina Infantry" marker on the right.
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
View of the featured monument with the trail that goes up the southern slope, along the side of it.
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
View of the park walking trail looking down from the southern slope of the Snodgrass Hill with a view of the Kershaw Brigade monument on the right and the 3rd South Carolina Infantry marker on the left.
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade Marker
View looking down from the southern slope of the Snodgrass Hill, along the park walking trail, as seen from the backside of the Kershaw Brigade monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 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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