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

The Battle of Chickamauga

September 19-20, 1863

 
 
The Battle of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
1. The Battle of Chickamauga Marker
Inscription. Control of the strategic city of Chattanooga was the goal. A brilliant Union advance, led by General William S. Rosecrans, forced the Confederates to abandon Chattanooga in early September, 1863. Soon after, however, the reinforced Confederate army under General Braxton Bragg maneuvered to bring Rosecrans to battle before his Union troops could cement their grasp on Chattanooga. The result was the two-day Battle of Chickamauga eight miles south of Chattanooga, in which 34,000 Americans became casualties. While the battle was a spectacular Confederate victory, the Union army managed to retreat into Chattanooga and fortify it, maintaining their hold on the goal of the campaign.
 
Erected by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
 
Location. 34° 56.415′ N, 85° 15.606′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road south of Post Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the western side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the northern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park, at the Visitor Center, being
The Battle of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
2. The Battle of Chickamauga Marker
A close-up view of the text that appears on the right side of this panel marker.
situated just to the left of the Visitor Center's parking lot entrance doorway. 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. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (here, next to this marker); Field Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Historic Plaques and Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Regiment (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridges' Illinois Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bridges' Illinois Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
3. The Battle of Chickamauga Marker
A close-up view of the park's battlefield map that is displayed on the left side of this panel marker.
The Battle of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
4. The Battle of Chickamauga Marker
View of the two panel markers situated just to the left of the Visitor Center's main entrance.
The Battle of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
5. The Battle of Chickamauga Marker
A distant view of the two panel markers situated just to the left of the Visitor Center's main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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