Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Indiana Infantry
—Palmer's Division —
Ninth Regiment Infantry.(Suman)
Second Brigade. (Hazen)
Second Division. (Palmer)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Was sent to this position at dusk of
September 20th, from Snodgrass field,
lost some men by capture, with the
three regiments which were captured on
the right; fired into the capturing force,
and held this position until eight P.M.,
when it withdrew.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-774.)
Location. 34° 55.673′ N, 85° 16.236′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Close of the Battle (a few steps from this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); E. Kings Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (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, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position east of Snodgrass House.”
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.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 313 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.