Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
—Davis’ Division —
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Colonel John A. Martin Commanding
Heg's Brigade, Davis Division, McCook's Corps.
Location. 34° 54.275′ N, 85° 15.677′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield east of the LaFayette Road near the Viniard House Site, map site #257". 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. Heg's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "The three-tiered monument is 9' x 5'2" x 8'. Base is rock-faced, a beveled middle section is smooth, and top portion is rock-faced. Top portion incorporates bronze state seal and has a hipped cap."
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, 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 (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.