Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
39th North Carolina Infantry
The 39th N.C. Regiment with
McNair's Brigade crossed
the federal line here and
advanced to the bottom
of the deep hollow beyond
about sunset September
Erected 1900 by the State of North Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1338.)
Location. 34° 55.609′ N, 85° 16.482′ 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. 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 far western end of the clearing on Hill #4. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 121st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 78th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th 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, “Marker is a 6' high x 2.5' x 2.5' granite block with rock-faced sides and top and a polished and inscribed front. Marks the regiment's position on September 20, 1863.”
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
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 13, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.