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

Harker's Brigade

Wood's Division

 

—Crittenden's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Harker's Brigade Marker
Inscription. [Text on the First Tablet]:

Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Col. Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 20, 1863. 1 to 7 P.M.

3rd Kentucky - Col. Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Col. Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Capt. Thomas Powell.

125th Ohio - Col. Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio Light Artillery,
6th Battery - Capt. Cullen Bradley.

F

[Text on the Second Tablet]:

F


The brigade about 1 p.m. was forced back to this position from the high ground north of the Dyer field before the advance of Kershaw's brigade. The latter brigade then assaulted the Union line on the right of Snodgrass Hill, and Humphrey's brigade of McLaws' division moved against Harker's line. Both were repulsed. Harker was joined by a detachment of the 44th Indiana under command of Lieut. Col. S.C. Aldrich. At 2 P.M. he was re-enforced by Aleshire's 18th Ohio battery, and about 3:30 by Hazen's brigade from the Kelly field. This position was held till the battle ended, when, at 7 o'clock this portion of the line began the withdrawal to Rossville. Effective force Sept. 19th, 1510. Casualties during the battle: killed 52; wounded 291; captured or missing 58; total 401. Percentage of loss
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Harker's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
26.56.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-595.)
 
Location. 34° 55.775′ N, 85° 16.051′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right 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 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. 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (within shouting
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Harker's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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
 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablets looking southwest, with a distant view of the Snodgrass House in the right background of the picture.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
5. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablets looking east.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
6. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablets looking northeast, towards the various Union Monuments and tablets along the high ground of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 9, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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