Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
E. Kings Brigade (Detachment)
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Reynold's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Lieut. Col. Thomas Doan.
September 20, 1863. 7 P.M.
68th Indiana - Capt. Edmund Finn.
101st Indiana - Maj. George W. Steele.
These two regiments were detached from their Brigade by order of Gen. Thomas, when Reynolds' Division in the withdrawal from the Kelly field had reached the vicinity of the Mullis house on the McFarland Gap road and ordered to report to Gen. Brannan at the Snodgrass house to cover the withdrawal of his portion of the line. Gen. Brannan reported them about 7 o'clock to the Commanding Officer of the 35th Ohio, then holding the right of VanDerveer's Brigade, and they were posted upon this line to the right of the 35th and its supporting line the 9th Indiana. The withdrawal of Brannan's line began soon after 7 o'clock. The movement was covered by the 68th and 101st Indiana. These regiments, being supplied with a limited amount of ammunition, remained, under instructions, until the rest of the line was fairly started for McFarland's Gap, and then followed as its rear guard.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-607.)
Location. 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 Hill 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 just beyond the high ground on Hill #2, well into the woods beyond the western 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. Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.