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

2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters

Jackson's Brigade

 

Cheatham's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Georgia.
2d. Battalion.
Sharpshooters.
Major Richard H. Whiteley.
Jackson's Brigade.
Cheatham's Division.
1:30 P.M., September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1294.)
 
Location. 34° 55.554′ N, 85° 14.894′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of LaFayette Road when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's east to west roadways. 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. Croxton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Cost of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ingraham's Grave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Jackson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery
2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker
View of the marker looking east along the Alexander Bridge Road.
(about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 800 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker
View of the backside of the marker looking west along the Alexander Bridge Road.
2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker
View of the marker as seen from the parking area in front of the John Ingraham's Grave site.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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