Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Kentucky Infantry (USA)
Inf. U.S. vols.
Erected 1899 by the State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-872.)
Location. 34° 55.652′ N, 85° 16.12′ 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 the marker can be seen situated just south of the parking lot. 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. S. Beatty's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.