Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hindman's Division - Polk's Corp
Brigadier General Zach C. Deas
Hindman's Division -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Zach. C. Deas.
September 20, 1863, 4:30 p.m.
19th Alabama - Colonel Samuel K. McSpadden.
22nd Alabama - Captain Harry T. Toulmin.
25th Alabama - Colonel George D. Johnston.
39th Alabama - Colonel Whitfield Clark.
50th Alabama - Colonel J.G. Coltart.
17th Alabama Battalion Sharpshooters - Captain James F. Nabers.
Dent's (Alabama) Battery - Captain S.H. Dent.
About 4 o'clock p.m., this Brigade formed in the ravine west of the Vittetoe House on the left of Manigault's Brigade, and assaulted the spur in its front. The left of the line reached this position, but the whole line was eventually driven back to the base of the hill. from which it again advanced and found that the enemy had retired.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1146.)
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° 55.645′ N, 85° 16.645′ 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 marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a secondary walking path that branches off from the primary park walking path that heads off to the northwest from the western end of the cluster of monuments, markers, and tablets that are located in a clearing, at the western end of Snodgrass Hill. 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. 96th Illinois Infantry (Two Companies) (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); 121st Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 39th North Carolina Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Tennessee Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.