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

64th Ohio Infantry

3rd Brigade

— 1st Division —

 
 
64th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. 64th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the historical monument.
Inscription.  [Text on Front Side of Monument]:

64th.
Ohio Infantry.
Organized By
United States Senator,
John Sherman, in 1861.
3rd. Brigade, 1st. Division,
21st. Army Corps.

[Text on Back Side of Monument]:

This regiment was engaged on Sept. 19th, 1863, between 4:30 and 5:30 P.M. about 400 yds. north of Viniard's and about 200 yds. east of the Rossville Road. This position was held by this regiment on Sunday, Sept. 20th, from 1:30 till 7:00 P.M. when ordered to retired to retire to Rossville. Before taking this position it was heavily engaged from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. about 600 yds. south of the site of this monument.
 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1009.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.772′ N, 85° 16.046′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the
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right 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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #146”. 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. Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen'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, “Three-part granite monument, 7'3" x 4'8" x 7'. Rock-faced base supports
64th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. 64th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the historical monument.
slightly tapered shaft that contains raised lettering flanked by crossed bayonets & cartridge box in relief. Capstone is rock-faced and carries bronze state seal.”

The National Park Service also identifies the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island 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 monument 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 Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
64th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. 64th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
64th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. 64th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical monument looking southwest towards the Snodgrass House, seen in the distant background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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