Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry
— McLaw's Division —
Captain Joshua M. Townsend (Killed)
Captain B.M. Whitner.
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1348.)
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° 55.627′ N, 85° 16.223′ 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, in the vicinity of 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. 58th North Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade (within 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Preston's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.