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

Left Wing - Army of Tennessee

Lieutenant General James Longstreet

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Marker
Inscription.
Left Wing - Army of Tennessee.
Lieutenant General James Longstreet.
September 20th, 1863.
Stewart's Division - Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Johnson's Division - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
Hood's (Law's) Division - Brigadier General E. Mcl. Law.
Kershaw's Division - Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw
Hindman's Division - Major General Thomas C. Hindman.
Preston's Division - Brigadier General William Preston.

Stewart's Division attacked at 11 o'clock, and, after terrific fighting and an advance of one part of his line beyond the Chattanooga Road, was obliged to retire to the line from which he first advanced.

Johnson's Division, followed by Law and Kershaw, passed through the gap made by the withdrawal of Wood's Division from the Union line at Brotherton's. Johnson move through the Dyer fields and assaulted Snodgrass Hill near Vittetoe's. Law pushed north through the woods on the east of the Dyer field and was repulsed near its northern boundary. Kershaw, following Law, passed over the shattered lines of the latter and assaulted Snodgrass Hill. Hindman, after pursuing Sheridan's and Davis' Divisions to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road and north of Widow Glenn's, joined Johnson's troops near Vittetoe's. Preston
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Marker
View, looking south, of the tablet on the park pathway that leads to the Brotherton's House.
was moved up from the vicinity of Hall's Ford to the Brotherton house, and marching from the latter point at 4 p.m., assaulted Snodgrass Hill at 4:30 on the left of Kershaw's Division. At sundown Stewart moved over the works which had been held by Reynolds, captured a number of prisoners, and bivouacked near the Kelly house.

Kershaw's, Johnson's, and Hindman's Divisions continued to assault Snodgrass Hill unsuccessfully until sundown. At six o'clock Steedman's Division forming the right of the Union line on Snodgrass Hill was withdrawn under orders to the next ridge in rear. General Longstreet's troops followed and at dusk occupied a part of Snodgrass Hill from which Steedman had withdrawn and the ravine to the north of it.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-429.)
 
Location. 34° 55.073′ N, 85° 15.655′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dryer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park and is situated very near the site of the Brotherton House. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Marker
View, looking west, of the tablet next to the "Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery" marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (here, next to this marker); Confederate Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (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).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Division tablets under Longstreet's command for this military action.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Marker
View, looking north, of the tablet on the park pathway that leads from the parking area that is off of the Lafayette Road, to the Brotherton's House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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