Longstreet's Corps

Longstreet's Corps (HM214T)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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N 34° 55.191', W 85° 15.888'

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Major General John B. Hood

Text on first tablet (MT-438):

Longstreet's Corps.
Major General John B. Hood.

September 20, 1863.
Johnson's Division, - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.

McLaw's Division - Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw.
Hood's Division, - Brigadier General Evander McIver Law.
Reserve Artillery - Major Felix H. Robertson.


Hood's Column, emerging from the forest east of the LaFayette Road at the Brotherton house, with Johnson's Division in advance, followed by Law and Kershaw, attacked at 11 a.m. At the moment of this advance Wood's Union Division, which had held the line west of the Brotherton house, was moving to the Union left.

Johnson passed through the gap made by Wood's withdrawal at once, and pursued part of the Union forces through and beyond the Dyer fields.

Text on second tablet (MT-440):

At 2 p.m. he unsuccessfully assaulted Snodgrass Hill from the vicinity of Vittetoe's. Law's Division was so badly cut up in advancing that it was not able to take part in the assault on Snodgrass Hill.

Kershaw, after having been first checked by Wood's troops, pushed them back, and at 1:00 p.m. unsuccessfully assaulted the north end of Snodgrass Hill. The assaults on this hill continued until
sundown with intervals only sufficient to reform the broken lines. At 3 p.m. Hindman's Division of Polk's corps arrived at Vittetoe's and joined the left of Johnson's Division. At 4:30 p.m. Preston's Division of Buckner's Corps arrived and took part in the assault upon Brannan's position on the ridge.

At 6 p.m. the two brigades of Steedman's Union Division holding the right of the line on Snodgrass Hill were withdrawn under orders to the next ridge in rear, and at 7 o'clock the position was occupied by Preston's troops. Kelly's and Trigg's Brigades capturing large parts of three regiments. The fighting closed at dusk with the Union forces in possession of the ridge as far as the right of Brannan's Division, while B.R. Johnson's Division with Trigg's Brigade and a part of Manigault's had crossed the ridge to the west of Brannan and reached the first ravine to the north.
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HM NumberHM214T
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658502 N 3865528
Decimal Degrees34.91985000, -85.26480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.191', W 85° 15.888'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 11.46" N, 85° 15' 53.28" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Glenn-Kelly Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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