Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
124th Ohio Infantry
— Palmer's Division —
8:00 A.M. to
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1036.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.656′ N, 85° 15.37′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. 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. Grose's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (within shouting Cruft's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position east of the south end of Kelly Field on September 20, 1863, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 monument and the monument'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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.