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

20th Tennessee Infantry

Bate's Brigade

— Stewart's Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Tennessee
20th Regiment Infantry.
Bate's Brigade
Stewart's Division
11:30 A.M. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1393.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.435′ N, 85° 15.585′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 Poe 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. Bates Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmer's Division (about 400 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); 101st Indiana Infantry (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 a, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:30 a.m."

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).”
 
20th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
20th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
20th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
20th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
20th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. 20th Tennessee Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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