Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Polk's Corps —
Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Arthur M. Manigault.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:30 A. M.
24th Alabama, Col. N.N. Davis.
28th Alabama, Col. John C. Reid.
34th Alabama, Col. John N. Slaughter.
10th and 19th South Carolina, Col. James F. Pressley.
Waters' Alabama Battery, Lieut. Charles W. Watkins.
The brigade advanced at 11:20 A.M. Its center crossed the road at this point and directed its march towards the Widow Glenn’s. Upon nearing that point its left the 24th 28th and 34th Alabama was charged by Wilder’s brigade dismounted assisted by the 29th Indiana Colonel Harrison also dismounted and forced back east of the Lafayette Road. Subsequently this portion of the brigade advanced rejoining the 10th and the 19th South Carolina and the whole proceeded to the vicinity of the Vittetoe house where it formed on the left of Bushrod R. Johnson’s division and took part in the afternoon in the assault on Snodgrass Hill.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1200.)
Topics. This Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.518′ N, 85° 15.694′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the main north south road just north of the Glenn Field. 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. Sirwell's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNair's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 800 feet away); To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.