Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Indiana Infantry
— Palmer's Division —
Ninth Regiment Infantry.(Suman)
Second Brigade. (Hazen)
Second Division. (Palmer)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Was sent to this position at dusk of
September 20th, from Snodgrass field,
lost some men by capture, with the
three regiments which were captured on
the right; fired into the capturing force,
and held this position until eight P.M.,
when it withdrew.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-774.)
Location. 34° 55.673′ N, 85° 16.236′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. 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, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Close of the Battle (a few steps from this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell'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, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position east of Snodgrass House.”
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 regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.