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

Sirwell's Brigade

Negley's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Sirwell's Brigade.
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
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet at the southern edge of the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge, Hill #2.
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, 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. 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. 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 distance of this marker); 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.
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet looking east, along the southern edge of the clearing, towards the parking lot for the Snodgrass Hill area (seen in the extreme left, distant background).
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sirwell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Sirwell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical tablet looking west, along the edge of the clearing, on the southern edge of Horseshoe Ridge, Hill #2, towards the tablet for VanDerveer's Brigade.
 
 
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 298 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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