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

8th South Carolina Infantry

Kershaw's Brigade

 

—McLaws’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription.
8th. Regiment South Carolina Infantry
Commander
Col. John W. Hanagan.

 
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1352.)
 
Location. 34° 55.665′ N, 85° 16.023′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the area of a roadway traffic island on the eastern slope of Snodgrass Hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service this marker is located on the, “East Slope of Snodgrass Hill". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 63rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gracie's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negley's Division
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on this marker.
(about 400 feet away); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (about 400 feet away); 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (about 400 feet away); 58th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away). 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, “A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block on a rock-faced slab, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks regiment's position during the battle."

In locating this marker 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 Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking uphill, from the featured marker to the nearby "63rd Tennessee Infantry" marker, which is located beside the park roadway that goes to the summit of Snodgrass Hill.
This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
8th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking downhill, from the "63rd Tennessee Infantry" marker, to the featured marker, situated on the lower eastern slope, of Snodgrass Hill.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, situated on the lower eastern slope, of Snodgrass Hill.
8th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Last updated on September 4, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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