Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Major General James S. Negley. —
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.
Text on the second of two tablets:
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
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-513-14.)
Location. 34° 55.67′ N, 85° 16.103′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 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
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
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