Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Kentucky Infantry (USA)
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. Click 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). 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
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 •
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