Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Minnesota Infantry
—Brannan's Division —
Text on the south side of the monument;
State of Minnesota
Text on the north side of the monument;
Minnesota Vet. Volunteer Infantry
(Van Derveer's Brigade)
Was here engaged, Sunday, September 20, 1863
Between 10 and 12 o'clock, repulsing
and driving back the enemy, losing
thirty per cent of its men in
killed or wounded.
Erected 1894 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number MT-900.)
Location. 34° 55.893′ N, 85° 15.537′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 87th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 60th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stovall's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 47th Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Breckinridge's Division (about 300 feet away); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the information provided by the National Park Service, “The second regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was here engaged Sunday Sept. 20th, 1863, between 10 and 12 o'clock, repulsing and driving back the enemy, losing thirty per cent of its men killed and wounded."
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A squat shaft in form, the monument stands 13' high and 6' square at its base. 3 battered rock-faced blocks support a smooth-faced, inscribed block, which is crowned by a projecting pyramidal cap that incorporates an acorn carved in relief."
In locating 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 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.