Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
47th Georgia Infantry
— Breckinridge's Division —
Captain William Phillips,
Captain Joseph S. Cone,
11 A.M., September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1318.)
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° 55.938′ N, 85° 15.558′ 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. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Breckinridge's Division (a few steps from this marker); 60th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (about 300 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 300 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, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:00 a.m."
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
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.