Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry
—Johnson's Division —
& 1st Battalion Infantry
September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1413.)
Location. 34° 55.604′ N, 85° 16.427′ 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 southern edge of the clearing on Hill #4. 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. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry (here, next to this marker); Mitchell's Brigade 113th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee 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 Tennesse gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks these units' 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, and
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 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.