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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' Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys.
September 20, 1863, 1 p.m.

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.

After Kershaw's Brigade had forced Harker's troops out of the north end of the Dyer field to near the Snodgrass house Humphreys advanced to this position on Kershaw's right and acted as a support in the unsuccessful assaults upon the Union position. At the time of the battle woods covered the entire position up to the foot of the slope. Upon emerging from these woods his skirmishers found the Union position so strong that General Longstreet ordered him to hold this position without advancing.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1166.)
 
Location. 34° 55.646′ N, 85° 15.884′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Vittetoe Road and Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west on Vittetoe Road
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 west along the Vittetoe Road, towards the Snodgrass Hill.
. Touch for map. This tablet is located just off of the north side of the roadway, in between where the intersection traffic island is located and the park gate to Snodgrass Hill is located. 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. A different marker also named Humphrey's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 44th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 125th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dick's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 124th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 65th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 11th Michigan Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (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 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
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 east along the Vittetoe Road, and the intersection with the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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 looking northwest, just beyond the traffic island.
Humphrey's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Humphrey's Brigade Marker
View looking north of the tablet situated just a few feet off of the roadway.
 
 
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 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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