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

24th Tennessee Infantry

Strahl's Brigade

 

—Cheatham's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
24th Regiment Infantry
Strahl's Brigade
Cheatham's Division
2:30 P.M. September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1396.)
 
Location. 34° 55.074′ N, 85° 14.962′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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, a moderate distance off one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, just south the Brock Field and into the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails. 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. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 33rd Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 31st Tennessee Infantry (about 600
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on this marker.
feet away); 13th & 154th Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); Hazen's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 19th Tennessee Infantry (about 800 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 1:30 p.m."

Note: while the National Park Service documentation states that it marks the unit's position at 1:30 p.m., the text on the marker indicates that it marks the unit's position 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
24th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, situated in the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails, as seen upon approach from the Brock Field.
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 August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
24th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking south along the park trail, into the woods beyond the site of the marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking north along the park trail, back towards the Brock Field.
24th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
6. 24th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, in a clearing, along a park trail, in the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Last updated on August 25, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on August 10, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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