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

40th Ohio Infantry

Whitaker's Brigade - Steedman's Division

 

—Reserve Corps —

 
40th. Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Occupied this position Sept. 20th 1863, at 3:30 P.M.; Retired with Division at 6:00 P.M.
William Jones, Lt. Col. Commanding. Thomas Acton, Maj. John N. Beach, Surgeon. Harrison E. McClure, Lt. & Adgt. Salem T. Griswold, Chaplain. John F. Mahon, Lt. & R.Q.M.
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Co. A. Capt. Benj. F. Snodgrass.
Co. B. Lt. Silas Hart.
Co. C. Capt. Delamarl. Deland.
Co. D. Capt. James Watson.
Co. E. Capt. James Allen.
Co. F. Capt. John L. Reeves.
Co. G. Capt. Chas. G. Matchett.
Co. H. Capt. John C. Meagher.
Co. I. Lt. John W. Smith
Co. K. Capt. Alex A. Knapp.


 
Erected by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.334′ 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. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and proceed westward, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.2 of a mile. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
40th. Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 84th Regiment Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Reserve Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Regiment South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. The 40th Ohio Infantry was part of the forward brigade (Whitaker's Brigade) of Steedman's Division which arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle. When directed to provide support for the Union right flank, Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge of flanking the beleaguered 21st OVI, situated on what had been the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
40th. Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking east of the front of the historical marker towards the central position of the Reserve Corps, that was located on the extreme right flank of the Union line, on the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
40th. Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the reverse side of the historical marker.
40th. Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
View from the reverse side of the historical marker, looking east down the park trail that runs along the Union line that was on the crest of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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