Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Georgia Infantry
—Law's Hood's Division —
Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd.
Major W.W. Charlton.
Law's Hood's, Division.
4 P.M., September 19, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1296.)
Location. 34° 54.325′ N, 85° 15.694′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road 0.1 miles north of Viniard Alexander Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of LaFayette Road. 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. 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heg's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Georgia marker, built between 1898 and 1899. The marker is a rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. It marks the the unit’s location in September 19, 1863 at 4:00 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 . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. 2nd Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1296). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 24, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.