Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
79th Pennsylvania Infantry
—1st Division —
2nd. Brigade, 1st. Division,
Colonel Henry A. Hambright
Text on the Right Side of the Monument:
Of Chickamauga, 390.
And Missing, 137.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Position From Early
When Ordered to Retire
Text on the Left Side of the Monument:
County Pennsylvania September 1861.
As Veteran Volunteers
At Chattanooga, Tennessee
February 12, 1864.
Mustered Out at Fairfax
Seminary, Virginia July 12, 1865.
Erected 1894 by State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-1049.)
Location. 34° 55.871′ N, 85° 15.269′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. 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. Starkweather's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list 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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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