Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry
51st & 52nd Regiments Infantry
1:30 P.M. September 19, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1414.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.967′ N, 85° 15.401′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance south of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. 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. 28th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 79th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 19th Ohio Infantry (about 500 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, “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 these units' position on September 19, 1863, at 1:30 p.m."
In locating this marker 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 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.