Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Buckner's Corps —
Preston's Division -- Buckner's Corps.
Brigadier General Archibald Gracie, Jr.
Sept. 20, 1863, 4:30 p.m., 2d Position
43d Alabama - Col. Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion - Lieut. Col. John H. Holt. Capt. George W. Huguley.
2d Alabama Battalion - Lieut. Col. Bolling Hall, Jr. Capt. W.D. Walden.
3d Alabama Battalion - Lieut. Col. John W.A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion - Maj. John D. McLennan.
63d Tennessee - Lieut. Col. Abraham Fulkerson. Major A. Aiken.
This Brigade, with its Division was moved from the vicinity of the Brotherton House about 4 o'clock, and passed to the front of Kershaw's line on this ground. It at once assaulted Stanley's and Brannan's lines, and carried the high spur in front of this position, holding it about an hour. Shortly after sunset, by rallying all available men, the point was recaptured by Stanley's Brigade.
Strength in action September 20, 2003 officers and men. Casualties: killed 90; wounded 608; missing 27; total 725. Percentage of loss in one hour and a half 35.2.
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° 55.628′ N, 85° 16.049′ 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, 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. 15th South Carolina Infantry (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); 19th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Connell's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 300 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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.