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

Negley's Division.

Thomas’ Corps.

 

—Major General James S. Negley. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Negley's Division. Marker
Inscription. Text on the first of two tablets:

Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Major General James S. Negley.
September 20, 1863, noon.
1st Brigade, - Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, - Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
2nd Brigade, - Col. W. L. Stoughton.
3rd Brigade, - Col. William Sirwell.

While General Negley with the brigades of Beatty and Stanley was engaged on the Lafayette road at and near the north end of the Kelly field he was ordered by Gen. Thomas to take charge of all the artillery at hand and mass it on the high ground in rear of the left of the line to resist its being turned. In the execution of this order he collected and posted several batteries on Snodgrass Hill which opened fire with marked effect upon the Confederates then operating in the McDonald field.

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Text on the second of two tablets:

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At 11 A.M. the Union line was broken at Brothertons and the troops next north of the gap forced in disorder some from the field and some to Snodgrass Hill where they were rallied and formed on the crest of the hill and ridge facing south and southeast. Sirwell's brigade was the first infantry to arrive thus giving Gen. Negley support for
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Negley's Division. Marker
View of the text on the first of two historical tablets.
his batteries. Stanley's brigade arrived soon afterwards and formed on Sirwell's right. Beatty's brigade had become scattered as a result of the earlier fighting. Its commander accompanied Stanley to Snodgrass Hill and rendered efficient service there until the close of the day. Meanwhile other troops arrived and were rallied on Negley's right and in his rear by Gen. Brannan. With Sirwell's brigade and his artillery Negley undertook to extend Brannan's line along the crest toward the west but when this extension was about half completed he decided that to save his artillery he must withdraw at once from the field. He was moved to this decision by the sight of the stream of fugitives which he could not arrest by close proximity to the enemy by the smallness of his own force and by reports that both his flanks were being turned. He accordingly withdrew with a part of his infantry and artillery toward Rossville leaving Stanley's brigade the 21st Ohio of Sirwell's and one battery with Brannan. Casualties Sept. 19th and 20th killed 66 wounded 430 missing 295 total 791.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-513.)
 
Location. 34° 55.67′ N, 85° 16.103′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in
Negley's Division. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Negley's Division. Marker
View of the text on the second of two historical tablets.
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, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just east of the parking lot. 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. 31st Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (a few steps from this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (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
Negley's Division. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Negley's Division. Marker
View of the historical tablets looking north along the east crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a view of additional Union Monuments and markers.
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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Negley's Division. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. Negley's Division. Marker
View of the historical tablets looking south along the southeast crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a view of additional Union Monuments and markers.
Negley's Division. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. Negley's Division. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on December 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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