Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Tennessee Infantry
17th Regiment Infantry
September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1390.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.63′ N, 85° 16.47′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Chickamauga-Vittatoe 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. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way 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. 23rd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 78th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th 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, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at sundown.”
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 August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.