Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
— Cheatham's Division —
Major Richard H. Whiteley.
1:30 P.M., September 19, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1294.)
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 19, 1863.
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 Jackson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.