Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hindman's Division - Polk's Corp
Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault
Hindman's Division, -- Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Arthur M. Manigault.
September 20, 1863, 3 p.m.
24th Alabama, Colonel N.N. Davis.
28th Alabama, Colonel John C. Reid.
34th Alabama, Colonel John N. Slaughter.
10th and 19th South Carolina, Colonel James F. Pressley.
Waters' Alabama Battery, Lieutenant Charles W. Watkins.
At 3 o'clock the brigade arrived at Vittetoe's and formed on the left of Johnson's Brigade of Bushrod R. Johnson's Division with Deas Brigade on its left. It took part in the assaults on Snodgrass Hill its right reaching the crest of the spur east of the Vittetoe house and its center advancing through the ravine near the house leading up to the ridge. The right maintained its position on the hill upon the left of Johnson's Brigade until the enemy retired.
Strength in action 2315 officers and men. Casualties killed 67 wounded 434 missing 46 total 547 Percentage of loss 23.63.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
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° 55.569′ N, 85° 16.648′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road north of Lytle Road, on the right when traveling north. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs north from the intersection of Lytle and Chickamauga-Vittatoe roads, 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. Deas' Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 96th Illinois Infantry (Two Companies) (about 700 feet away); 96th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); Manigault's South Carolina Brigade (about 700 feet away); Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 121st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dent's Alabama Battery (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 August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.