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

Humphrey's Brigade

McLaws’ Division

 

—Longstreet's Corps —

 
Humphrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Humphrey's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Humphrey's Brigade.
McLaws' (Kershaw's) Division - Longstreet's (Hood's) Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphrey's.
September 20, 1863, noon, 2d Position.
13th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel Kennon McElroy.
17th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fiser.
18th Mississippi - Captain W.F. Hubbard.
21st Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel D.N. Moody.

This Brigade, as the left of its Division, and the third line of Longstreet's Corps, followed Law's Division in the general advance of the central column at 11:15 a.m. from the line east of Brotherton's, supporting the attack of Law's Division upon Brannan's line west of the Poe house. It reached this ground about noon, and after the change of front of Kershaw's Brigade to meet the attack of Harker's Brigade from the high ground in the northern portion of the Dyer field, it moved forward on Kershaw's right and took position in the forest fronting the open crest north and east of the Snodgrass house upon which Harker finally established his line.

Throughout the afternoon it took part in the assaults on Snodgrass Hill.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1165.)
 
Location.
Humphrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Humphrey's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
34° 55.494′ N, 85° 15.877′ 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 few feet off of the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, with the South Carolina Memorial Monument (sitting on the southeastern crest of Snodgrass Hill) in the distant background. 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. Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 64th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 700 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina State Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Humphrey's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 74th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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
Humphrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Humphrey's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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
 
Humphrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Humphrey's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet located a few feet off of the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, with the South Carolina Memorial Monument in the distant background.
 
 
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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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