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

Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument

Commanding Brigade

 

—Cheatham's Division —

 
Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker
View of the front side of the mortuary monument.
Inscription.
Preston Smith
Brigadier General, C.S.A.
Commanding Brigade
Cheatham's Division
Killed Here About 7 P.M.
September 19, 1863

 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-463.)
 
Location. 34° 55.28′ N, 85° 14.629′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton 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. 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (about
Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker
A close-up view of the text on the mortuary monument.
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away); Johnson's Division (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 500 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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker
View of the mortuary monument situated between the Smith Brigade Tablet (foreground) and the 77th Pennsylvania Monument (background).
Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker
View of the mortuary monument situated between the 77th Pennsylvania Monument (foreground) and the Smith Brigade Tablet (distant background).
Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument Marker
View of the backsides of the mortuary monument, with a view of the 77th Pennsylvania Monument in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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