Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
74th Indiana Infantry
Seventy-Fourth Regiment Infantry.
Second Brigade. (Croxton)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 6 P.M.
to 7.30 P.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-829.)
Location. 34° 55.667′ N, 85° 16.156′ 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 the marker can be seen situated, along a walking trail, just west of the parking lot. 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. 2nd Minnesota Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Brannan's Division (a few steps from this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton'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 marker is, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position on Snodgrass Hill."
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
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 October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.