Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dent's Alabama Battery
—Hindman's Division —
Dent's Ala. Battery, 2 guns.
Deas' Brig., Hindman's Div.
Sept. 20, 1863. Sunset.
Capt. S. H. Dent.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1240A.)
Location. 34° 55.611′ N, 85° 16.395′ 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 eastern 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. 10th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps. 30th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 113th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 marker and the marker'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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.