Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Kentucky Infantry (USA)
Inf. U.S. vols.
Erected 1899 by the State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-869.)
Location. 34° 55.684′ N, 85° 16.1′ 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 monument is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this monument drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the monument can be seen situated just east 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. 58th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (a few steps from this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana 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, “1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.”
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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 246 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.