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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Croxton's Brigade

Brannan's Division

— Thomas' Corps —

 
 
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Croxton's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Croxton's Brigade
Brannan's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Col. Wm. H. Hays.
Sept. 20, 1863. Afternoon.
4th Kentucky - Maj. John M. Kelley.
14th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
10th Kentucky - Lieut. Col. Gabriel C. Wharton.
10th Indiana (one company).

While Harker's brigade was holding the head of Longstreet's column in check in the northern extremity of the Dyer field, portions of Croxton's and Connell's brigades were forming on this line, they having been driven from the Poe farm by Longstreet's command. Croxton having been wounded, Colonel Hays succeeded to the command. Portions of the 10th and 4th Kentucky, and 14th Ohio rallied here. The 10th and 74th Indiana of this brigade moved to the left when the break occurred and fought with Reynolds' division during the rest of the day, and when that division was withdrawn from the field about 5:30 P.M. one company of the 10th Indiana rejoined its brigade near this position. The line at this point maintained its position until the close of the battle, and withdrew about 7:30 to
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Rossville by McFarland's Gap.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-573.)
 
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° 16.121′ 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. 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. 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (here, next to this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Croxton's Brigade Marker
View of the historic marker looking west, with the southern edge Snodgrass Hill parking area in the background, and a distant view of the park trail that heads west to where the conflict extended along Horseshoe Ridge.
(a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Croxton's Brigade Marker
View, looking south, of the historical marker in the foreground, and the Union monuments and markers situated along the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill in the distant background.
Croxton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Croxton's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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