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

23rd Tennessee Infantry

Fulton's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
23rd Regiment Infantry
Fulton's Brigade
Johnson's Division

Sundown,
September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1395.)
 
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.462′ 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. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the northern edge of the clearing on Hill #4 (and slightly into the woods). 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. 78th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment
23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the historical marker, situated slightly into the woods, just north of the clearing, on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4.
(a few steps from this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st 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, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at sundown.”

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,
23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 23rd Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the historical marker, with a distant view, through the woods, of the 25th Tennessee regimental monument.
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 12, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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