Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Ohio Infantry.
Van Derveer's Brigade. - Brannan's Division
14th Army Corps.
Van Derveer's Brigade.
14th Army Corps.
Reverse Side of Marker:
Plaque from the reverse side of the historical marker is missing.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-954.)
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° 55.663′ N, 85° 16.126′ 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument 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. 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (here, next to this marker); Croxton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty'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, “7' square at base & 17'2" high, monument has 2-step rock-faced base, lettered pedestal, and bronze relief of a color bearer on shaft. Capstone incorporates bronze state seal and supports acorn finial.”
The National Park Service also identifies the Leopold Fettweis of Cincinnati, Ohio as being the Architect of this monument.
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 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 26, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.