Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry
— Cleburne's Division —
3rd and 5th Confederate
September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1379.)
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° 55.971′ N, 85° 15.326′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander 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 at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road at Tour Stop #2, map site #55”. 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 Baird's Division (here, next to this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Tennessee Infantry (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, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, before sundown.”
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).”
1. Re-designation of Infantry Regiments
On Jan. 31, 1862, Col. J. S. Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was designated the 3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment. Special Order No. 25.
On Feb. 25, 1862, the 40th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was designated the 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment. Special Order No. 45.
— Submitted July 16, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.