Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA)
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-1326.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.677′ N, 85° 16.259′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from 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 Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to just beyond the high ground on Hill #2, just in the woods beyond the western edge of the clearing. 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 Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.