Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps.
Brig. Gen. James B. Steedman.
Brig. Gen. James B. Steedman.
Sep. 20, 1863, 2 to 6 P.M.
1st Brigade - Brig. Gen. Walter C. Whitaker.
2nd Brigade - Col. John C. Mitchell.
This division arrived in rear of Snodgrass House at 2 P.M. from McAffe's Church, and with Whitaker in advance moved to the right and up the ravine in rear of Snodgrass Hill, thence wheeling to the left, attacked with great vigor and drove the enemy over the ridge. Mitchell's Brigade, prolonging the line on the right, assaulted and carried the ridge, and pushed the enemy toward the extremity of the spurs above the Vittetoe House. The fight continued with intensity until sundown, when the division, being out of ammunition, withdrew under orders to the next ridge in the rear. The 21st and 89th Ohio, and the 22nd Michigan, on the left of Whitaker's Brigade, were not notified to withdraw and a large part of each were captured. At 7 P.M. the division marched for Rossville by way of McFarland's Gap. The total force
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-529.)
Location. 34° 55.615′ N, 85° 16.402′ 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. This tablet 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 just west of Hill #3 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this tablet 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 0.4 of a mile, to beyond the high ground on Hill #3, in the lowlands at the western base of the hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dent's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry 30th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 113th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Tennessee 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 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).”
Regarding Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps.. Steedman's Division arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle and was directed to provide support for the Union right flank. Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge of flanking the beleaguered 21st OVI, situated on what had been the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.