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

58th Indiana Infantry

Buell's Brigade

— Wood's Division —

 
 
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Fifty - eighth Regiment Infantry.
(Embree)
First Brigade. (Buell)
First Division. (Wood)
Twenty First Corps. (Crittenden)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 2 P.M.
to 7 P.M.


 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-817.)
 
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° 55.689′ N, 85° 16.101′ 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. 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery.
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(a few steps from this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Negley's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (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 monument 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 the east slope of 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 monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
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).”
 
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking west, with several buses used by a local U.S. Army Reserve unit to tour the battlefield, in the background.
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south, along the eastern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
5. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, 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 603 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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