Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Longstreet's Corps —
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
Sept. 20, 1863, Noon
2d South Carolina, - Lieut. Col. Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Col. James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieut. Col. Elbert Bland.
8th South Carolina, - Col. John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Col. Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Capt. Joshua M. Townsend.
This Brigade followed Hood's Division in its advance and attack upon the Union line west of the Poe house. Reaching this ground it changed front to meet the attack upon Hood's Division from Harker's Union Brigade which had formed across the Dyer field from east to west northwest of this point and checked Hood's troops. Kershaw changing front to the right attacked Harker and after severe fighting forced him and fragments of other regiments back first to the road in his rear and then to the Snodgrass Ridge. Kershaw then with Humphreys' Brigade on his right advanced soon after 1 o'clock to the assault of Snodgrass Ridge.
Location. 34° 55.247′ N, 85° 15.874′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the Glenn-Kelly Road. 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. Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longstreet's Corps (about 300 feet away); The Wounding of Hood Site (about 400 feet away); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (about 400 feet away); John B. Hood (about 400 feet away); 15th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away). 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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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 May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.