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

Longstreet's Corps

Major General John B. Hood

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Longstreet's Corps Marker
Inscription.
Text on first tablet (MT-438):

Longstreet's Corps.
Major General John B. Hood.

September 20, 1863.
Johnson's Division, - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
McLaw's Division - Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw.
Hood's Division, - Brigadier General Evander McIver Law.
Reserve Artillery - Major Felix H. Robertson.

Hood's Column, emerging from the forest east of the LaFayette Road at the Brotherton house, with Johnson's Division in advance, followed by Law and Kershaw, attacked at 11 a.m. At the moment of this advance Wood's Union Division, which had held the line west of the Brotherton house, was moving to the Union left.

Johnson passed through the gap made by Wood's withdrawal at once, and pursued part of the Union forces through and beyond the Dyer fields.

Text on second tablet (MT-440):

At 2 p.m. he unsuccessfully assaulted Snodgrass Hill from the vicinity of Vittetoe's. Law's Division was so badly cut up in advancing that it was not able to take part in the assault on Snodgrass Hill.

Kershaw, after having been first checked by Wood's troops, pushed them back, and at 1:00 p.m. unsuccessfully assaulted the north end of Snodgrass Hill. The assaults on this hill continued until
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the text on the first tablet (MT-438).
sundown with intervals only sufficient to reform the broken lines. At 3 p.m. Hindman's Division of Polk's corps arrived at Vittetoe's and joined the left of Johnson's Division. At 4:30 p.m. Preston's Division of Buckner's Corps arrived and took part in the assault upon Brannan's position on the ridge.

At 6 p.m. the two brigades of Steedman's Union Division holding the right of the line on Snodgrass Hill were withdrawn under orders to the next ridge in rear, and at 7 o'clock the position was occupied by Preston's troops. Kelly's and Trigg's Brigades capturing large parts of three regiments. The fighting closed at dusk with the Union forces in possession of the ridge as far as the right of Brannan's Division, while B.R. Johnson's Division with Trigg's Brigade and a part of Manigault's had crossed the ridge to the west of Brannan and reached the first ravine to the north.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-438-40.)
 
Location. 34° 55.191′ N, 85° 15.888′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the west side
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the text on the second tablet (MT-440).
of the roadway. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Hood (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 600 feet away); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 700 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking north along Glenn-Kelly Road.
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Longstreet's Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. Longstreet's Corps Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest, across the open field, in the direction of the distant Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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