Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
58th North Carolina Infantry
Erected by the state of
North Carolina to mark
the extreme point attain-
ed in a charge by the right
of the 58th N.C. Regiment
about 6 P.M., September
Erected 1900 by the State of North Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1340.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.633′ N, 85° 16.212′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial 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, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern 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. 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (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, “Marker is a 6' high x 2'6" x 2'6" granite block with rock-faced top and sides and a polished and inscribed front. Marks regiment's position at 6:00 pm on September 20, 1863.”
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 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.