Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Johnson Division, - Longstreet's Corps
Colonel John S. Fulton
Johnson's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel John S. Fulton.
September 20, 1963, 3 P.M.
17th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd.
23d Tennessee, - Colonel R. H. Keeble.
25th Tennessee, - Lieutenant Colonel R. B. Snowden.
44th Tennessee, - Major G. M. Crawford.
York's Georgia Battery, - Lieutenant W. S. Everett.
About 2 o'clock this Brigade occupied the spur of Snodgrass Hill overlooking the Vittetoe house. York's and Dent's Batteries were hauled to the summit and established there. At 3 o'clock Manigault's Brigade moved up and connected with Johnson's left. From this time until sundown charge succeeded charge from the extremity of this spur toward the central crest each being repulsed by Steedman's Division. At sundown Mitchell's Brigade of Steedman's division in front of this position was withdrawn and Johnson's troops having reached this position in their last charge went forward and occupied the line upon which the Union troops had fought during the afternoon and followed down the northern slope to the bottom of the ridge.
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° 55.552′ N, 85° 16.461′ 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 secondary park walking trail, that runs off the primary park walking path that tracks 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 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. Manigault's South Carolina Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry (about 300 feet away); 44th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away); 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (about 400 feet away); 39th North Carolina Infantry78th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); York's Georgia Battery (about 400 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 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 August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.