Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
40th Ohio Infantry
Whitaker's Brigade - Steedman's Division
—Reserve Corps —
William Jones, Lt. Col. Commanding. Thomas Acton, Maj. John N. Beach, Surgeon. Harrison E. McClure, Lt. & Adgt. Salem T. Griswold, Chaplain. John F. Mahon, Lt. & R.Q.M.
Co. A. Capt. Benj. F. Snodgrass.
Co. B. Lt. Silas Hart.
Co. C. Capt. Delamarl. Deland.
Co. D. Capt. James Watson.
Co. E. Capt. James Allen.
Co. F. Capt. John L. Reeves.
Co. G. Capt. Chas. G. Matchett.
Co. H. Capt. John C. Meagher.
Co. I. Lt. John W. Smith
Co. K. Capt. Alex A. Knapp.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-997.)
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.334′ 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. Touch for map. 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 proceed westward, along the southern crest of the ridge for a
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Granger's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee 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, “On a rock-faced rectangular base is a smooth-faced central block with a bronze tablet flanked by rock-faced sloping buttresses and topped by a crenelated rock-faced cap. Bronze state seal on back. 9' x 4'2" x 7'1" high.”
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).”
Regarding 40th Ohio Infantry. The 40th Ohio Infantry was part of the forward brigade (Whitaker's Brigade) of Steedman's Division which arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle. When directed to provide support for the Union right flank, Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge of flanking the beleaguered 21st OVI, situated on what had been the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle.
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 725 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.