Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
58th North Carolina Infantry
Erected by the state of
North Carolina to mark
the extreme point attain-
ed in a charge by the right
of the 58th N.C. Regiment
about 6 P.M., September
Erected 1900 by the State of North Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1340.)
Location. 34° 55.633′ N, 85° 16.212′ 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, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #2 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.1 of a mile, to Hill #2, near the southern edge of the clearing, just inside of the woods, along a trail in front of the 35th Ohio Infantry Monument. According to the location information provided by
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); VanDerveer’s Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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, “Marker is a 6' high x 2'6" x 2'6" granite block with rock-faced top and sides and a polished and inscribed front. Marks regiment's position at 6:00 pm on September 20, 1863.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
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 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.