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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

74th Indiana Infantry

 
 
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana
Seventy-Fourth Regiment Infantry.
(Chapman)
Second Brigade. (Croxton)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 6 P.M.
to 7.30 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-829.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1773.
 
Location. 34° 55.667′ N, 85° 16.156′ 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, along a walking trail, just west 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 walking distance of this marker. 2nd Minnesota Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Brannan's Division
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(a few steps from this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton'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 marker 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 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
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
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).”
 
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the historic marker, situated along a walking trail, just to the west of the parking area for Snodgrass Hill.
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the historic marker, situated along a walking trail, just to the west of the parking area for Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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