Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers)
Inf. U.S. vols.
Erected 1899 by the State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-864.)
Location. 34° 55.77′ N, 85° 16.054′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This monument is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this monument drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House and the monument can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. Sirwell's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (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, “1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.”
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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.