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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

58th North Carolina Infantry

 
 
58th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 58th North Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription.
North
Carolina

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
20th 1863.

 
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
58th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 58th North Carolina Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #151”. 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. 35th Ohio Infantry (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); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (about 300 feet away); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away). 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, Visitor Center, to determine
58th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 58th North Carolina Infantry Marker
View looking north of the 58th North Carolina Monument, along the side of the trail that goes to the southern crest of Horseshoe Ridge, where you can see the 35th Ohio Monument.
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).”
 
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
58th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. 58th North Carolina Infantry Marker
View from the crest of Horseshoe Ridge, looking down the trail towards the historical monument.
 
 
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 329 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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