Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
McLaws' Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Brigadier General Joseph Brevard Kershaw —
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
September 20, 1863, 1 p.m.
2d South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Colonel James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland.
7th South Carolina, - Major John S. Hard.
7th South Carolina, - Captain E.J. Goggans.
8th South Carolina, - Colonel John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Colonel Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Captain Joshua M. Townsend.
At 1 p.m. Kershaw's Brigade with Humphreys' on its right advanced from this line to the assault of Snodgrass Hill. The 15th Alabama of Law's Brigade, Colonel W.C. Oates in command, advanced with Kershaw's line and operated with it in the assaults which followed. These were continuous throughout the afternoon. At 4:30 p.m. Kershaw's front was relieved by the Brigades of Gracie and Kelly of Preston's Division through the greater part of three regiments of Kershaw's Brigade continued in action with Gracie. Casualties killed 65 wounded 438
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1182.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.546′ N, 85° 16.035′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on a hill in the north east corner of Dyer Field. The tablet is along a secondary trail that goes off to the northeast from the South Carolina State Monument. 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. South Carolina State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Harker's Brigade Gracie's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 600 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 129 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.