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

Close of the Battle

Sept. 20, 1863, 7.30 P.M.

 
 
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Close of the Battle Marker
Inscription. No.21......................................................U.
Close of the Battle
Sept. 20, 1863, 7.30 P.M.
At dusk the right of Brannan's line rested to the left of this position near the monument of the 35th Ohio facing southeast. The right of Kelly's Brigade of Preston's Division being discovered to the right-rear of that position, the 35th Ohio was hastily brought to this ground to confront it, facing southwest. Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division was then discovered half way down the slope to the right of this tablet. The 35th was thereupon moved still further to the right and formed on a curved line to face both Kelly's and Trigg's positions. At this juncture the 9th Indiana was reported by Gen. Brannan to the Commander of the 35th Ohio to re-enforce his line. A movement of the Confederates called out a volley which was responded to by them and was then followed by their withdrawal. This was the last firing of the battle. The 68th Indiana, Captain Edmund Finn, and the 101st Indiana, Maj. George W. Steele both under the command of lieutant Colonel Thomas Doan of the 101st, were soon reported to the commander of the 35th Ohio, and were posted by him along the crest to the right of this position to cover the withdrawal, the 101st being to the extreme right. VanDerveer's Brigade with the 9th Indiana was then
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Close of the Battle Marker
View looking west along the park pathway that runs along the crest of Horseshoe Ridge, showing the historical marker at the edge of the crest's treeline.
withdrawn by regiments from left to right, and after a short interval the 68th and 101st Indiana, in the order named, followed, covering the movement.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-426.)
 
Location. 34° 55.666′ N, 85° 16.236′ 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 just beyond the high ground on Hill #2, at the southwestern 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. 9th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA)
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Close of the Battle Marker
View looking east along the crest of Horseshoe Ridge, with the parking lot for the Horseshoe Ridge area of the park being just beyond the hill and the historical marker being located in the right foreground.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Close of the Battle Marker
View of historical marker at the edge of the treeline, on the southern crest of Horseshoe Ridge.
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. Close of the Battle Marker
View of the historic marker on the crest of Horseshoe Ridge, at the edge of the clearing, with the trail leading from Hill #2 to Hill #3 situated between the historic marker and a nearby Indiana Regimental Monument.
Close of the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
6. Close of the Battle Marker
View of the historic marker on the crest of Horseshoe Ridge, at the edge of the clearing, situated close to the nearby 9th Indiana Regimental Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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