Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
45th Tennessee Infantry
45th Regiment Infantry.
11:30 A.M. September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1411.)
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° 55.316′ N, 85° 15.652′ 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. 18th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); McCants' Florida Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Poe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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).”
Also see . . . Forty-Fifth Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker - Battle of Chickamauga. Civil War Battlefield Monuments entry (Submitted on October 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.