Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Ohio Infantry
1:00 P.M. to
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-968.)
Location. 34° 55.654′ N, 85° 16.116′ 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 south 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. S. Beatty's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (here, next to this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position on Snodgrass Hill on September 20, 1863, from 1:00 to 7:30 p.m.”
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. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.