Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood —
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.
1st Brigade, - Col. George P. Buell.
3rd Brigade, - Col. Charles G. Harker.
After the penetration of the Union line west of Brotherton's soon after 11 A.M. by Longstreet's central column of attack, Harker's brigade which had passed north of the point pierced, moved promptly into the Dyer field facing south, attacked the head of Longstreet's column with great vigor, which gave Brannan time to rally his command on Snodgrass Hill where Harker soon joined him, occupying this position on the left of Brannan, and held this line until night. Colonel Buell rallied the 58th Indiana of his brigade on Snodgrass Hill, where General Wood in person established his headquarters and co-operated with General Brannan in the defense of the position. The losses of the division (two brigades Wagner's brigade garrisoning Chattanooga) for the two days was: killed 132; wounded 744; missing 194; total 1,070.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-537.)
Location. 34° 55.771′ N, 85° 16.065′ 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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (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
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 202 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.