Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Illinois Infantry
2nd Brigade - Stanley. 2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.
2nd Brigade - Stanley.
2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.
[Reverse Side of Marker]:
Lt. Col. Alexander W. Raffen
Sept. 20 - 1863.
12 M. to 7 P.M.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-667.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.643′ N, 85° 16.107′ 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. 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 southeast of the parking lot. 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 82nd Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley'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, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high granite monument consisting of a rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Snodgrass Hill.”
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 December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.