Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—Buckner's Corps. —
Preston's Division. - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel John H. Kelly.
September 20, 1863, 6:30 P.M.
65th Georgia, - Colonel R.H. Moore.
5th Kentucky, - Colonel Hiram Hawkins.
58th North Carolina, - Colonel John B. Palmer.
63d Virginia, - Major James M. French.
Wolihin's Georgia Battery, - Captain Andrew M. Wolihin.
While this Brigade with the exception of the 65th Georgia left at Hall's Ford was assaulting on the front, Trigg's brigade had crossed the ridge to the left of Kelly upon the ground from which Steedman's Division had withdrawn at sunset and gained the rear of the troops still remaining in front of Kelly. A charge by the latter at dusk drove the right of three Union regiments which had operated with the left of Steedman's Division but had not received notice to withdraw over the crest and most of them were captured between the lines of Kelly and Trigg.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1179.)
Location. 34° 55.597′ N, 85° 16.357′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga 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. 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 0.2 of a mile, to the lowlands just beyond the high ground on Hill #3, and just in the woods off of the park trail. 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. 41st Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 115th Illinois 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 August 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.