Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
37th Georgia Infantry
— Stewart's Division —
Colonel A.F. Rudler
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Smith
11:30 A.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1315.)
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° 55.419′ N, 85° 15.593′ 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 (here, next to this marker); 20th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Palmer's Division (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 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 11:30 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 152 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.