Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Crittenden's Corps —
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brig. Gen. William B. Hazen.
Sept. 20, 1863, 3:30 P.M.
9th Indiana - Col. Isaac C.B. Suman.
6th Kentucky - Maj. Richard T. Whitaker.
41st Ohio - Col. Aquila Wiley.
124th Ohio - Maj. James B. Hampson.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery F - Lieut. Giles J. Cockerill.
About 3 o'clock this brigade, being then on the front line, on the right of Palmer's division east of the Kelly field, was sent to the assistance of the troops on Snodgrass Hill. It moved at double-quick to this position, and was engaged here with Harker's brigade of Wood's division until the end of the battle. About 5:30 P.M. the 9th Indiana moved to the right to support the right of Brannan's line. At 7 P.M. the brigade led the withdrawal of this position of the line to Rossville. Effective force Sept. 19th, 1467 officers and men. Casualties during the battle: killed 46; wounded 378; captured or missing 76; total 500. Percentage of loss 34.08.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1969.
Location. 34° 55.787′ N, 85° 16.034′ 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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. 41st Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.