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

Anderson's Brigade

Hindman's Division

— Polk's Corps —

 
 
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. Anderson's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Anderson's Brigade.
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Patton Anderson.
September 20, 1863, 2 p.m., 3d Position.

7th Mississippi - Col. W. H. Bishop.
9th Mississippi - Maj. T.H. Lynam.
10th Mississippi - Lieut. Col. James Barr.
41st Mississippi - Col. W.F. Tucker.
44th Mississippi - Col. J.H. Sharp.
9th Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters - Maj. W.C. Richards.
Garrity's (Alabama) Battery - Capt. James Garrity.

After the successful attack upon Sheridan's troops Anderson's Brigade was brought to the foot of Snodgrass Hill and formed at this point on the right of Bushrod Johnson's Division, filling the interval between that command and Kershaw's farther to the right. The Brigade took part in several severe assaults upon the ridge but failed to establish itself on the crest. It went into action September 20th with 1865 officers and men. Casualties: killed 80; wounded 454; missing 24; total 558; percentage of loss 29.91.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
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Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1126.)
 
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° 55.546′ N, 85° 16.305′ 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. A different marker also named Anderson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly's Brigade. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); 115th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
2. Anderson's Brigade Marker
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).”
 
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. Anderson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking southwest along the Vittetoe Road walking path.
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. Anderson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northeast along the Vittetoe Road walking path.
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Anderson's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest, just off the Vittetoe Road walking path, and on the slope of the southwest spur of Snodgrass Hill.
Anderson's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
6. Anderson's Brigade Marker
View of the two tablets to Anderson's Brigade, looking northeast along the Vittetoe Road walking path.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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