Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Buckner's Corps —
Preston's Division. - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel John H. Kelly.
September 20, 1863, 6:30 P.M.
65th Georgia, - Colonel R.H. Moore.
5th Kentucky, - Colonel Hiram Hawkins.
58th North Carolina, - Colonel John B. Palmer.
63rd Virginia, - Major James M. French.
This Brigade the 65th Georgia being detached moved from near Brotherton's to this line at 4 p.m. and formed here on the left of Gracie about 4:40 p.m. It moved up the ravine in front of this point Trigg's Brigade forming on its left about 5 p.m. and advancing up the next ravine west. After more than an hour's fighting Kelly's Brigade gained the crest in its left front and wheeled partially to the right while trigg's Brigade on the left continuing the wheel and crossing the ridge on the ground which had been vacated by Steedman's Division at sunset gained position in rear of the line facing Kelly and assisted in the capture of a large portion of the 21st and 89th Ohio and 22nd Michigan infantry regiments.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
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° 55.564′ N, 85° 16.275′ 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. Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anderson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston's Division (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 115th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Kelly's Brigade. (about 500 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 120 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.