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

Scogin's Georgia Battery

Jackson's Brigade

— Cheatham's Division —

 
 
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Georgia.
Scogin's Battery.
Captain John Scogin.
Jackson's Brigade.
Cheatham's Division.
1:30 P.M., September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1269.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.429′ N, 85° 14.923′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road west of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's trails that runs south from Alexander Bridge Road and north from the Brotherton Road. 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. A different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maney's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); John Ingraham's Grave (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, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannons carved in relief above it. Marks unit's 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,
Scogin's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Scogin's Georgia Battery
A distant view. looking south, of the site of the Scogin's Georgia Battery.
markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the marker, looking south, along the park walking trail.
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking south, of the marker, situated next to the Scogin's Georgia Battery tablet.
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the marker, situated next to the Scogin's Georgia Battery tablet.
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking north from the marker, along the park walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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