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

Georgia State Monument

 
 
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. Georgia State Monument Marker
Inscription.  Text on the west side of the monument, bottom tablet:

To The Lasting Memory Of All Her Sons
Who Fought On This Field - Those Who Fought and Lived and Those
Who Fought and Died, Those Who gave Much and Those Who
Gave All
Georgia
Erects This Monument.

Text on the west side of the monument, top tablet:

Infantry
1st Georgia Confederate, 2nd Battalion, Major James Clark Gordon
2nd Georgia Confederate, Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd, Major W.W. Charlton
5th Georgia Confederate, Colonel Charles P. Daniel
8th Georgia Confederate, Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier (Batt.) Major Z.L. Watters
15th Georgia Confederate, Colonel Dudley M. Dubose, Major J.P. Shannon
17th Georgia Confederate, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews
20th Georgia Confederate, Colonel J.D. Waddell
25th Georgia Confederate, Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Williams
29th Georgia Confederate, Colonel W.J. Young, Lieutenant Colonel W.D. Mitchell, Lieutenant Colonel George R. McRae
30th Georgia Confederate, Colonel Thomas
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W. Mangham, Lieutenant Colonel James S. Boynton
37th Georgia Confederate, Colonel A.F. Rudler, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Smith
46th Georgia Confederate, Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt, Major A.M. Speer
47th Georgia Confederate, Captain William S. Phillips, Captain Joseph S. Cone
65th Georgia Confederate, Colonel R.H. Moore

Sharpshooters
1st Georgia Battalion, Major Arthur Shaff
2nd Georgia Battalion, Major Richard H. Whiteley
4th Georgia Battalion, Major T.D. Caswell, Captain B.M. Turner, Lieutenant Joel Towers

Text on the tablet on the northeast side of the monument.

General Officers, Brigade Commanders
and
Staff Officers of Georgia Commands.
Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Major General W.H.T. Walker
Major General Joseph Wheeler
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning
Brigadier General John K. Jackson
Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall
Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt
Colonel C.C. Crews
Colonel Claudius C. Wilson
____________________

Longstreet's Corps
Lieutenant Colonel G. Moxley Sorrel, A, A-General
Walker's Corps
Captain Joseph B. Cumming, A. A-General
Wheeler's Corps
Colonel Hugh M. King, A. A-General
Benning's Brigade
Captain
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the monument features on the west face of the monument.
Herman H. Perry, A. A. & I. General
Captain Seaborn Jones Benning, A. A-General
Stovall's Brigade
Captain J.P.C. Whitehead, Jr., A.A-General.

Text on the tablet on the southeast side of the monument.

Artillery
9th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Major A. Leyden
T. H. Dawson Georgia Battery, Lieutenant R.W. Anderson
Howells Georgia Battery, Captain Evan P. Howell
Havis Georgia Battery, Captain M.W. Havis
Massenbergs Georgia Battery, Captain T.L. Massenberg
Peeples Georgia Battery, Captain Tyler M. Peeples
Scogins Georgia Battery, Captain John Scogins
Wolihins Georgia Battery, Captain Andrew M. Wolihin
Yorks Georgia Battery, Lieutenant w.S. Everett

Cavalry
1st Georgia, Colonel J.J. Morrison
2nd Georgia, Lieutenant Colonel F.M. Ison
3rd Georgia, Colonel R. Thompson
4th Georgia, Colonel Isaac W. Avery
6th Georgia, Colonel John R. Hart
3rd Confederate (Georgia Companies), "A," "E," "f"
8th Confederate (Georgia Companies), "K" Colonel John S. Prather
10th Confederate (Georgia Companies), "F," "G," "H," "I," "K" Colonel C.T. Goode

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1320.)
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in these
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument, bottom tablet.
topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 55.253′ N, 85° 15.621′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial 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. 37th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); McCants' Florida Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); Brown's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Law's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument, top tablet.
sectionhead>More about this monument. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “87' high, consists of 3-step base, rock-faced pedestal & shaft in form of eclectic column w/ horses' heads in capital. Column supports a bronze Confederate color-bearer; bronze infantryman, artilleryman & cavalryman adorn 3 14' x 15' pedestals."

The National Park Service also identifies Fred Moynihan as being the sculptor of this monument and the Muldoon Company of Louisville, Kentucky as being the Architect.

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).”
 
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the bronze figure of a Georgia Infantryman, that is displayed from a pedestal, on the west side of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the monument features on the northeast face of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
7. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the northeast side of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
8. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the bronze figure of a Georgia Cavalryman, that is displayed from a pedestal, on the northeast side of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
9. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the monument features on the southeast face of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
10. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the southeast side of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
11. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the bronze figure of a Georgia Artilleryman, that is displayed from a pedestal, on the southeast side of the monument.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
12. Georgia State Monument Marker
Close-up view of the top of the monument's column with horses' heads in the capital and the column supporting a bronze Confederate color-bearer.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
13. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the Georgia State Memorial Monument, as seen from the site of the McCant's Florida Battery.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
14. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the Georgia State Memorial Monument, as seen from the site of the 37th Georgia Infantry marker.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
15. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the Georgia State Memorial Monument, as seen from the Lafayette Road.
Georgia State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
16. Georgia State Monument Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-1320, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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