Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
124th Ohio Infantry
—Palmer's Division —
4:00 P.M. to
Erected 1894 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1035.)
Location. 34° 55.802′ N, 85° 15.989′ 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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (a few steps from this marker); 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick's Brigade 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen'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 monument is, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position on Harker Ridge on September 20, 1863, from 4:00 to 6:00 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 monument 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 March 31, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.