Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
87th Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade -Van Derveer. 3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas.
3rd Brigade - Van Derveer.
3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas
[Reverse Side of Marker]:
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry
Colonel Newell Gleason, Commanding.
Third Brigade (VanDerveer).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).
September 19th, 1863, engaged near Reed's Bridge and tower, south of the cross-roads. Supported the 9th Ohio when it charged the enemy and recaptured Burnham's regular battery; with the brigade withstood the last attack on the Union left.
September 20th, 1863, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. was engaged in Kelly Field east of the LaFayette Road. About 11 A.M. the regiment was attacked with great fury repulsed the enemy and drove him beyond the field. At 1.30 P.M. retired to Snodgrass Hill, where this monument stands, and was engaged there until 7.30 P.M.
Went into battle with effective force of 366; Killed 7 officers, 33 enlisted men; Wounded, 4 officers, 138 enlisted men; missing 8; Total Casualties
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-848.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.665′ N, 85° 16.143′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe - Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just south of the parking lot. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #149”. 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. Brannan's Division (here, next to this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “8' x 5' x 16' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument features a rock-faced tapered shaft and base. Shaft has inscribed, smooth-faced panel and state seal surrounded by carved oak leaves. Smooth-faced cap is machicolated and crenellated.”
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 December 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.