Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joe L. Campbell Memorial
Color Bearer 1st Tennessee Infantry
Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, C.S.A.
Killed Here Saturday Afternoon
September 19, 1863.
Erected 1906. (Marker Number MT-464.)
Location. 34° 55.328′ N, 85° 14.572′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods south of Alexander Bridge Road, map Site #107". 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. 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry Huggin's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This tablet is situated well into the woods, off of a regular park hiking trail, on a remote secondary trail.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "2' x 1'6" x 3', the two-piece marker is inscribed on the slanting face of the upper stone. Marks the spot where color bearer Campbell was mortally wounded."
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
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 March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.