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

Manigault's Brigade

Hindman's Division

— Polk's Corps —

 
 
Manigault's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Manigault's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Manigault's Brigade
Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault.
September 20, 1863, 3 p.m.

24th Alabama, Colonel N.N. Davis.
28th Alabama, Colonel John C. Reid.
34th Alabama, Colonel John N. Slaughter.
10th and 19th South Carolina, Colonel James F. Pressley.
Waters' Alabama Battery, Lieutenant Charles W. Watkins.

The brigade reached this position from the vicinity of Viniard's about three o'clock. Upon reporting to General Bushrod R. Johnson the brigade was placed on his left the 10th and 19th South Carolina ascended the spur and joined Johnson's Brigade while the center and left extended across the ravine. Deas' Brigade operated against the spur on the left. The line advanced about 3:30 to attack the central crest and after severe fighting was repulsed the left of Manigault and Deas falling back to the foot of the hill and not being subsequently engaged. The 10th and 19th South Carolina the 28th Alabama and part of the 34th Alabama took part with Johnson's troops in the final advance just before sunset and followed the
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enemy over the crest in his withdrawal.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1201.)
 
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° 55.422′ N, 85° 16.604′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road and Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the western end of the park. 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. Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Deas' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNair's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named McNair's Brigade (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); York's (Georgia) Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Manigault's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Manigault's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
sectionhead>More about 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 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).”
 
Manigault's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Manigault's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road. The Deas' Brigade tablet can be seen a short distance down the roadway.
Manigault's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Manigault's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, situated along the side of the Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road.
Manigault's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
5. Manigault's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Last updated on September 25, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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