Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry
— Cheatham's Division —
2d Battalion Infantry.
Major James Clarke Gordon.
1:30 P.M. September 19, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1290.)
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° 55.378′ N, 85° 14.924′ 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods north of Brock Field, map site #113". 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 Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); 5th Georgia 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 rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box 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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.