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

31st Tennessee Infantry

Strahl's Brigade

 

—Cheatham's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 31st Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
31st Regiment Infantry
Strahl's Brigade
Cheathaam's Division
2:30 P.M. September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1404.)
 
Location. 34° 55.139′ N, 85° 14.883′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, in the Brock Field. 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. 41st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 13th & 154th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 124th Ohio Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 31st Tennessee Infantry Marker
(about 400 feet away); Turchin's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away). 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 marker is, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 2:30 p.m."

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).”
 
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.
31st Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 31st Tennessee Infantry Marker
View showing the 31st Tennessee marker on the left and the 41st Ohio monument on the right. The 31st Tennessee was in that position at 2:30 p.m. and the 41st Ohio was in their position from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
(Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
31st Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 31st Tennessee Infantry Marker
View from the 31st Tennessee marker, looking west to the 41st Ohio monument.
31st Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 31st Tennessee Infantry Marker
View showing the 41st Ohio monument on the left and the 31st Tennessee marker on the right. The 31st Tennessee was in that position at 2:30 p.m. and the 41st Ohio was in their position from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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