Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Johnson's Division - Hood's Corp
Brig. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson
Sept. 20th, 1863, 2 P.M.
Johnson’s Brigade – Col. John S. Fulton
Gregg’s Brigade – Col. Cyrus A. Sugg
McNair’s Brigade – Brig. Gen. Evander McNair
Col. David Coleman
At 2 P.M. this division, being in position at the foot of Snodgrass Hill with Fulton’s brigade on the left, and Sugg’s brigade on the right, attacked the ridge. After gaining the crest the left of Fulton’s brigade crossed the ridge and came into the rear of Brannan’s right. At that juncture Granger’s troop, being Whitaker’s and Mitchell’s brigade of Steedman’s division, arrived and forced the Confederate line back over the ridge to their guns near Vittetoe’s. At 3 P.M. Deas’ and Manigault’s brigades of Hindman’s division formed on the left of Johnson’s division, with McNair’s brigade in reserve and took part in the second assault on Snodgrass Hill. This attack lasted till near sundown. At 6 P.M. Steedman’s troops withdrew to the next ridge in the rear, and the right of the Union position on this hill was occupied by Johnson’s
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1102.)
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° 55.395′ N, 85° 16.412′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road, 0.1 miles Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park along one of the parks trails. Parking area & trailhead are at these coordinates (34.923174,-85.275283). Head up the trail, marker is located a short distance on left. 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. Lieut. George W. Landrum (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John W. Bull Memorial (about 500 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); York's (Georgia) Battery Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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).”
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 28, 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 28, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.