Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Thomas’ Corps. —
Negley's Division - Thomas Corps.
Col. William Sirwell.
Sept. 20, 1863. noon.
37th Indiana - Lieut. Col. William D. Ward.
21st Ohio - Lieut. Col. D.M. Stoughton.
21st Ohio - Maj. Arnold McMahan.
21st Ohio - Capt. Charles H. Van Tine.
74th Ohio - Capt. Joseph Fisher.
78th Pennsylvania - Lieut. Col. Archibald Blakeley.
Battery G, 1st Ohio - Capt. Alexander Marshall.
The brigade took position east of the Snodgrass house about 11 A.M. The 21st Ohio having been sent to General Brannan about noon at his request was heavily engaged on this ground until 3 o'clock the rest of the brigade soon after noon being ordered by General Negley to retire toward McFarland Gap. The 21st was relieved on this line by the 2nd Minnesota and the 35th Ohio and after obtaining ammunition moved up to the right and fought on the right of Brannan's line until captured about dark.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-630.)
Location. 34° 55.67′ N, 85° 16.191′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, near the southern edge of the clearing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (a few steps from this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (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 monument and the monument'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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.