Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brannan's Division ——— Thomas’ Corps.
—Colonel Ferdinand VanDerveer. —
Brannan’s Division……………Thomas' Corps
Col. Ferdinand VanDerveer
Sept. 20, 1863. 2:30 to 7:30 P.M.
87th Indiana - Colonel Newell Gleason
2nd Minnesota - Colonel James George
9th Ohio - Colonel Gustave Kammerling
35th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Henry V. Boynton
4th U.S. Battery 1 - Lieutenant Frank G. Smith
This Brigade arrived from its engagement in the Kelly Field at 2:30 P.M. It advanced to this crest strengthening the Union line from the present observation tower nearly to the right of Stanley’s Brigade. It in part relieved the 21st Ohio, which after replenishing ammunition, moved farther to the right where its monument now stands.
Strength in action
Caualties during the battle: Killed 145; Wounded 6oo; Captured or Missing 65; Total 810. Percentage of loss 45.30.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-646.)
Location. 34° 55.656′ N, 85° 16.191′ 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. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, near the southern edge of the clearing. 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. Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (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 monument and the monument'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).”
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.