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

Mitchell's Brigade

Steedman's Division

 

—Granger's Corps —

 
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
No.65.................................................................................................U.
Mitchell's Brigade.
Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps.
Col. John G. Mitchell.

Sept. 20, 1863, 2 P.M. 1st Position.
78th Illinois - Lieut. Col. Carter Van Vleck.
78th Illinois - Lieut. George Green
(Adjutant.)
98th Ohio - Capt. Moses J. Urquhart.
98th Ohio - Capt. Armstrong J. Thomas.
113th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Darius B. Warner.
121st Ohio - Lieut. Col. Henry B. Banning.
1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery M - Lieut. Thomas Burton.

This Brigade arrived in rear of the Snodgrass house at 1:30 P.M. and followed Whitaker's Brigade into action. Advancing rapidly up the ravine in rear of this position, as soon as its left had passed the right of Whitaker's Brigade it faced the ridge and charging to the top carried it. The right of the 96th Illinois with its colors were carried along with Mitchell's advance from the right of Whitaker's Brigade and thus became the right of the Union line on the ridge. The battery was stationed near the right of the Brigade and was actively engaged. The Brigade withstood all attacks till sunset when it withdrew to the next ridge in the rear followed by the enemy to
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View, looking south, of the historical marker, in the center of the clearing, with a distant view of the Tennessee Memorial Monument in the background.
the foot of the slope in rear of this position. Strength in action 1236. Casualties: killed 58; wounded 308; captured or missing 95; total 461. Percentage of loss 37.27.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-622.)
 
Location. 34° 55.608′ N, 85° 16.431′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from 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. 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 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the central area of the clearing on Hill #4. 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. 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking west toward the western end of the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4.
(a few steps from this marker); 113th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment (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 tablet and the tablet'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
 
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the historical marker looking east toward the eastern end of the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4.
Mitchell's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. Mitchell's Brigade Marker
View of the trail that went along the ravine used by Steedman's Division, along with Mitchell's Brigade, to advance upon this position. This trail/ravine is located a short distance behind (north) the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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