Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
To the Opening of the Battle
Battle, First day,
September 19, 1863. 1 7/8 Miles.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-423C.)
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° 55.561′ N, 85° 15.585′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet 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 wooded area between the Kelly Field and the Poe Field, near the eastern side of the Lafayette Road. 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. Route of Baird's and Johnson's Division (here, next to this marker); Baird's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade 68th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Corps Headquarter’s (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (about 300 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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 tablet and the tablet'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 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.