Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
74th Ohio Infantry
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division.
— 14th Army Corps. —
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division.
14th Army Corps.
Reverse side of Marker
This regiment, Captain Joseph Fisher commanding, took this position on the evening of September 19th, 1863, and occupied it till 9:00 A.M. of September 20th, when it moved to the left and rear under order of its Division Commander. It was only for a short time engaged in the action.
Its loss in the Campaign was 1 killed, 2 wounded and 6 missing, which occurred in a skirmish September 11th.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1015.)
Location. 34° 54.915′ N, 85° 15.782′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road 0.3 miles south of Dryer Road. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located southwest of the Brotherton Cabin, just beyond the open field, on the edge of the woods. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 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 monument is, “7'6" x 4'3" x 2'10" monument consists of slab on stepped base featuring relief carving of kneeling soldier firing from behind a rock. Bronze state seal in upper left, and a bronze tablet on back.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.