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

Gregg's Brigade

Johnson Division, - Longstreet's Corps

 

Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Gregg's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Text on the first tablet

Gregg's Brigade
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel Cyrus A. Sugg.
September 20, 1863, 2 p.m.

3d Tennessee - Colonel Calvin H. Walker.
10th Tennessee - Colonel William Grace.
30th Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel James J. Turner.
30th Tennessee - Captain Charles S. Douglas.
41st Tennessee - Lieutenant Colonel James D. Tillman.
41st Tennessee - Captain John C. Osburn.
50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee - Major Christopher W. Robertson, 50th Tennessee
Battalion, Consolidated, - Colonel Calvin H. Walker, 3d Tennessee
7th Texas - Major K. M. Vanzandt.
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery - Lieutenant R. L. Wood.

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Just before 2 p.m. the Brigade advanced from this position under cover of artillery fire towards the central ridge distant about 400 yards. It reached this later position passed the right of Brannan's and encountered the head of Steedman's Division on the northern
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Gregg's Brigade Marker
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slope of the ridge. After a severe engagement with Steedman's Division this Brigade with Johnson's on its left fell back to its guns. Anderson's Brigade on its right was also repulsed. Manigault and Deas having prolonged Johnson's line to the left the whole again advanced and was again pushed back to its guns. Near sunset the Brigade with Johnson's and the right of Manigault's advanced again and followed Steedman's troops which had then withdrawn to the bottom of the ravine back of the central crest where they had fought. The line then withdrew to the crest and bivouacked. Strength in action September 19, 1352.
Casualties Killed 109 wounded 474 captured or missing 18 total 601
Percentage of loss 44 45.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1161.)
 
Location. 34° 55.452′ N, 85° 16.444′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs along the southern spur of Snodgrass Hill, from the old Vittetoe Road to the far western
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the text on the second tablet.
end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. 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. John W. Bull Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); York's (Georgia) Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (about 300 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Johnson's Division - Hood's Corp (about 400 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill) along the park walking path.
Gregg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. Gregg's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south (towards the Vittetoe Road) along the park walking path.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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