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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 —

 
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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 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-997.)
 
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. Touch 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
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.
little more than 0.2 of a mile. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #152". 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. 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Granger's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “On a rock-faced rectangular base is a smooth-faced central block with a bronze tablet flanked by rock-faced sloping buttresses and topped by a crenelated rock-faced cap. Bronze state seal on back. 9' x 4'2" x 7'1" high.”

The
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.
National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect.

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).”
 
Regarding 40th Ohio Infantry. 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.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 40th. Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the reverse side of the historical marker.
provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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 was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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