Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
23rd Tennessee Infantry
—Johnson's Division —
23rd Regt. Infty.
Sept. 20, 1863
Erected by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number 1395.)
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.462′ 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, 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 northern edge of the clearing on Hill #4 (and slightly into the woods). 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. 78th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment (a few 25th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list 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 monument and the monument'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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