Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Texas State Monument
Text from the front side of the monument:
Remembers the valor and devotion of
her sons who served at Chickamauga
September 19-20, 1863.
Here in the Great Confederate Break-
Through Texans vied with each other
to prove themselves worthy of the fame
won by their brothers on other fields.
Texas troops at Chickamauga were:
6th & 10th Texas Infantry & 15th Texas Cavalry,
dismounted, Colonel Roger O. Mills & Lieutenant Colonel
T. Scott Anderson; 17th, 18th, 24th &
25th Texas Cavalry, dismounted, Colonel F.C.
Wilkes, Lieutenant Colonel John T. Coit & Major William
A. Taylor; Douglas Texas Artillery, Captain
James P. Douglas.
(General James Deshler's Brigade,
9th Texas Infantry, Colonel William H. Young;
10th Texas Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel C. R. Earp; 14th
Texas Cavalry, Colonel J. L. Camp; 32nd Texas Cavalry,
Colonel Julius A. Andrews (all units serving
(General Matthew D. Ector's Brigade,
Text from the back side of the monument:
K. M. Vanzandt.
(General John Gregg's Brigade,
1st Texas Infantry, Captain R. J. Harding; 4th
Texas Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel John P. Bane & Captain
R. H. Bassett; 5th Texas Infantry, Major J. G.
Rogers, Captain J. S. Cleveland & Captain T. T.
(General Jerome B. Robertson's Brigade,
8th Texas Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel Gustave Cook;
11th Texas Cavalry, Colonel G. R. Reeves.
(Colonel Thomas Harrison's Brigade,
Texas Troops at Missionary Ridge were
7th Texas Infantry, Colonel Hiram Granbury; 6th
10th Texas Infantry & 15th Texas Cavalry,
dismounted, Colonel Roger O. Mills; 17th, 18th,
24th & 25th Texas Cavalry, dismounted, Major
William A. Taylor; Douglas' Texas Battery,
Captain James P. Douglas.
(General James A. Smith's Brigade,
A Memorial to Texans
Who Served the Confederacy
Erected by the State of Texas 1964
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number MT-1415A.)
Topics. This monument and memorial is War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.616′ N, 85° 15.385′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about two thirds of the way through the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. However, it should be noted that, this monument is a Confederate marker and is on the opposite side of the street from the majority of the markers on Battleline Road. If you follow the path that start near the Texas Monument in a south easterly direction, you find a shell Monument to James Deshler and a plaque about the part Deshler’s Brigade took in the battle on Sept. 20, 1863. Most of the regiments in Deshler’s Brigade were from Texas. Brig. Gen. Deshler was killed about noon near the spot where the shell monument is located. 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. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery41st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this monument. 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).”
Regarding Texas State Monument. Although the primary purpose of this monument was to serve as a memorial for the Texans who served the Confederacy and fought in the Battle of Chickamauga, on the bottom half of the back side, it also serves as a memorial for the Texans who served the Confederacy and fought in the nearby Battle of Missionary Ridge.
1. Texas Civil War Monuments
This marker is one of 19 monuments placed by the State of Texas on battlefields across the nation, preserving the memories of the contributions made by the state’s military units during the Civil War.
In 1961 the Texas Civil War Centennial Commission and the Texas State Historical Survey Committee Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi. Over the next three years monuments were also placed in the towns of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and Anthony, Texas (for the Arizona-New Mexico campaign) and at the following battlefields: Chickamauga, Georgia; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Mansfield, Louisiana; Antietam, Maryland; Bentonville, North Carolina; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Fort Donelson, Tennessee; Shiloh, Tennessee; and The Wilderness, Virginia.
Starting in 1998, the Texas Historical Commission continued the work begun in 1961 by the Centennial Commission and the Historical Survey Committee by placing granite monuments Raymond, Mississippi (2002); Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky (2008); Richmond, Kentucky (2009); Corinth, Mississippi (2010); Gaines Mill, Virginia(2012); and Second Manassas, Virginia (2012).
The Texas Historical Commission plans to place a monument at the battlefield of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico.
(Source: Texas Historical Commission, 2015)
NOTE: The links above will take you the HMdb record for the Texas Monument of that battle or campaign.
— Submitted August 12, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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