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

39th North Carolina Infantry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 39th North Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription.
North Carolina

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
20th, 1863.

 
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,
39th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 39th North Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the historical monument, at the western end of the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4, situated very near the park trail that runs east to west through the clearing.
map site #153”. 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. 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
39th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 39th North Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the historical marker situated in the right foreground, with several additional distant regimental monuments and markers, in the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4.
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).”
 
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
 
39th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. 39th North Carolina Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
39th North Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. 39th North Carolina Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker in the clearing.
 
 
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 313 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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