Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery
Lieutenant R. L. Wood
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-1337.)
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° 55.177′ N, 85° 15.876′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road near Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located about 100 feet into the woods, off the eastern side of the roadway. 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. Longstreet's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wounding of Hood Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Hood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away). 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 simple 15" x 15" x 3" marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle.”
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.