Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA)
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-1326.)
Location. 34° 55.677′ N, 85° 16.259′ 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 just beyond the high ground on Hill #2, just in the woods beyond the western edge of the clearing. 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. 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Close of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Sirwell's Brigade (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, “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
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 288 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.