Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
60th North Carolina Infantry
— Breckinridge's Division —
Erected by the State
of North Carolina
to mark the point attained
by the 60th N.C. Regiment on
September 20, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Ray.
Captain J. Thomas Weaver,
2nd in command.
Erected 1909 by the State of North Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1341.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.933′ N, 85° 15.528′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service this, “Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in north end of Kelly Field, 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. Stovall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 47th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 400 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 400 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 marker is, “6' high x 2.5' x 2.5' granite marker. An inscribed, sloped-front tablet on a two-step base. Marks regiment's point of attack on September 20, 1863."
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,
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.