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

8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers)

 
 
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
Inscription.
8th
Kentucky
Inf. U.S. Vols.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-868.)
 
Location. 34° 56.038′ N, 85° 15.418′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The monument is located on a hiking trail that proceeds westward towards Lafayette Road. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 29th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away). 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
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
View of the monument seen in a clearing in the woods.
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 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).”

The marker was erected in 1899 and is 1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.
 
Also see . . .  Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 18, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
View of a split in the park's walking trail, with a view of the featured monument seen along the trail going off to the left (southwest).
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
View of the monument (2nd in the row of markers and monuments) seen along the park walking trail.
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
View of the monument looking west along the park walking trail, towards the Lafayette Road.
8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker
View of the monument looking east along the park walking trail, towards the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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