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

24th South Carolina Infantry

Gist's Brigade

 

—Colonel Clement H. Stevens Commanding —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Gist's Brigade
Sunday, September 20th, 1863

24th, South Carolina Regiment
Colonel Clement H. Stevens
Commanding.

 
Erected 1901 by The State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1346.)
 
Location. 34° 56.025′ N, 85° 15.275′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east on Alexander Bridge Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Stone monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Alexander Bridge Road near Tour Stop #2, map site #38”. 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. Walker's Division (a few steps from this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Breckinridge's Division
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking northwest at the extreme right end of the battle-line of Georgia Infantry Monuments.
(a few steps from this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This monument appears to be at the extreme right end of a line of Georgia monuments that are aligned opposite the Union monuments positioned along the northern end of Battleline Road.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the front that carries an inscription. Mark's regiment's position during the battle.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View from the backside of the monument, looking east into the woods, of the Peyton H. Colquit, mortuary monument.
National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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)."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
24th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking to the right of the marker, of the line of Georgia Regimental monuments, and of a distant view of the Alexander Bridge Road.
24th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
View, looking to the left of the marker, of the Breckinridge's Division tablet, with a distant view of the Union monuments and markers seen on the far side of the Alexander Bridge Road.
24th South Carolina Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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