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

18th Tennessee Infantry

Brown's Brigade

— Stewart's Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Tennessee
18th Regiment Infantry.
Brown's Brigade
Stewart's Division
11:30 A.M. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1391.)
 
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° 55.326′ N, 85° 15.646′ 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. 45th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); McCants' Florida Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpepper's South Carolina Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Poe House (about 300 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
18th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
18th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker (second on the right) looking north along the Lafayette Road.
18th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker (first on the left) looking south along the Lafayette Road.
18th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking north across the Poe Field, from the site of the 45th Tennessee Infantry marker, towards the more distant featured marker.
18th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. 18th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking south along the cut grass trail, towards the 45th Tennessee Infantry marker, of the featured marker in the foreground, and the Georgia State Memorial Monument in the distant background.
 
 
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 183 times since then and 4 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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