Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Manigault's South Carolina Brigade
— Polk's Corps —
Furthest Advance Of
Sunday, September 20th, 1863.
10th, South Carolina Regiment
19th, South Carolina regiment
Colonel James F. Pressley
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1353.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.547′ N, 85° 16.503′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe 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 end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 121st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 39th North Carolina Infantry (about 400 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks regiment's position before 6:00 pm on September 20, 1863."
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.