Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw
Brigader General Joseph B. Kershaw.
September 20, 1863, afternoon.
Kershaw's Brigade, Brigader General Joseph B. Kershaw.
Humphreys' Brigade, Brigader General Benjamin G. Humphreys.
This Division following from its morning position east of Brotherton's in the track of Hood's Division and passing over it after the latter had been repulsed by Harker's Brigade and the 58th Indiana of Buell's Brigade forced these troops back to the crest of Snodgrass Hill in front and east of this position. The 15th Alabama Colonel W.C. Oates of Law's Brigade joined Kershaw's Brigade and advanced with it. At 1 p.m. Kershaw assaulted the Union line at the crest but after several attacks lasting an hour was repulsed. At 3 p.m. another assault was delivered continuing until after 4 o'clock with similar results.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1108.)
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° 55.592′ N, 85° 16.183′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that use to be an old farm road, that runs across the south downslope 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. Kershaw's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Preston's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th North Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away); 7th South Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
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