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

Stanley's Brigade

Negley's Division

 

—Thomas Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Stanley's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical tablet.
Inscription.
Stanley's Brigade
Negley's Division. - Thomas Corps.
Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
Col. W. L. Stoughton.
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.
19th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Alexander W. Raffen.
11th Michigan, - Col. William Stoughton.
11th Michigan, - Lieut. Col. Melvin Mudge.
18th Ohio, - Liet. Col. Chas. H. Grosvenor.

The brigade arrived on this ground from the woods west of the north end of the Kelly field a little before noon. The 18th Ohio was placed at the Snodgrass house as support to Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. The 11th Michigan was on the left of the front line and the 19th Illinois on the right both facing east. Col. Stanley was wounded at noon and Col. Stoughton took command. The assaults on the position by Kershaw's brigade were continuous and persistent from one o'clock until four. About 4:30 Gracie's brigade came to the assistance of Kershaw's and about 5 P.M. carried the point of the hill in front of Stanley. At 6 o'clock the 18th Ohio was brought up and forming behind the crest charged forward and with the assistance of the other regiments retook the position. This closed the fighting on that part of the line. At 7:15 the brigade following Harker's withdrew by McFarland's Gap to Rossville. Casualties in the battle: killed 20 wounded 146 captured or missing 49 total
Stanley's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Stanley's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet situated next to the 18th Ohio Infantry Monument.
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Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-634.)
 
Location. 34° 55.658′ N, 85° 16.109′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on 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 southeast 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. 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. Stanley's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet, looking south along the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stanley's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. Stanley's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet, looking north, along the eastern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a distant view of additional Union regimental monuments and historical tablets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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