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

31st Ohio Infantry

Connell's Brigade

 
 
31st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 31st Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Detachment of
31st. Regiment
Ohio Infantry,
Connell's
Brigade.
1:00 P.M. to
7:30 P.M.
September 20,
1863.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-983.)
 
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° 55.672′ N, 85° 16.106′ 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 east 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. Negley's Division (here, next to this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (a few steps from this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry
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(a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana 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, “A 1'6" 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position east of Snodgrass Hill on September 20, 1863, from 1:00 to 7:30 p.m.”

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 marker and the marker'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
31st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 31st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south, towards the Union monuments and historical tablets near the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
31st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 31st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical tablet, looking north, along the eastern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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