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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

W. M. Cockrum Memorial

 
 
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
September 20th, 1863,
9:30 a.m.
Captain later Lieutenant Colonel
W.M. Cockrum
Forty Second Indiana Infantry
was desperately
wounded at this point.

 
Erected 1899 by the Soldiers of the Forty Second Indiana Infantry. (Marker Number MT-810.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 56.457′ N, 85° 15.477′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on LaFayette Road south of Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the grounds of the McDonald House, in fact, it is very near the front northwest corner of the McDonald House. 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. 42nd Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle
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(within shouting distance of this marker); To Right of Confederate Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brannan's Division (about 400 feet away); Liddell's Division (about 400 feet away); Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this memorial. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “1'4" x 1'4" x 2' high, this is a simple Indiana oolitic limestone shaft with rock-faced sides and a beveled, smooth-faced top that carries an inscription describing the wounding of Lt. Col. Cockrum at this spot."

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
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
View of the marker, on the grounds of the McDonald House, across the street from the Battlefield Park Visitor Center (seen in the background of this picture).
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
View of the marker situated very near the front, northwest corner, of the McDonald House.
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
View of the featured marker situated just off the northwest corner of the McDonald House, and due south of the 42nd Indiana Infantry Monument.
W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker
View of the featured marker situated on the ground of the McDonald House, a short distance south of the 42nd Indiana Monument (seen in the background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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