Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
64th Ohio Infantry
—1st Division —
United States Senator,
John Sherman, in 1861.
3rd. Brigade, 1st. Division,
21st. Army Corps.
[Text on Back Side of Monument]:
This regiment was engaged on Sept. 19th, 1863, between 4:30 and 5:30 P.M. about 400 yds. north of Viniard's and about 200 yds. east of the Rossville Road. This position was held by this regiment on Sunday, Sept. 20th, from 1:30 till 7:00 P.M. when ordered to retired to retire to Rossville. Before taking this position it was heavily engaged from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. about 600 yds. south of the site of this monument.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1009.)
Location. 34° 55.772′ N, 85° 16.046′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (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, “Three-part granite monument, 7'3" x 4'8" x 7'. Rock-faced base supports slightly tapered shaft that contains raised lettering flanked by crossed bayonets & cartridge box in relief. Capstone is rock-faced
The National Park Service also identifies the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect of this monument.
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 April 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 258 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.