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

15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry

Bate's Brigade

— Stewart's Division —

 
 
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Tennessee
15th & 37th Regiments Infantry
Bate's Brigade
Stewart's Division
11:30 A.M. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1388.)
 
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° 55.368′ N, 85° 15.668′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Battleline Road, on the right 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, across the street from 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. Wood's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker);
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a different marker also named Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away); 10th Indiana Infantry (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 11:00 a.m."

Note: while the National Park Service documentation states that it marks the unit's position at 11:00 a.m., the text on the marker indicates that it marks the unit's position 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
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
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).”
 
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Lafayette Road.
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Lafayette Road.
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking northwest, from across the Lafayette Road.
15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. 15th & 37th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking east towards the Poe Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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