Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
— Stewart's Division —
Major T.D. Caswell,
Captain B.M. Turner,
Lieutenant Joel Towers,
4:30 P.M., September 19, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1298.)
Location. 34° 55.117′ N, 85° 15.39′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left 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 roadways. 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. Benning's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Hood's Division (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaw's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 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. Marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 4:30 p.m."
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 tablet and the tablet'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 September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.