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

24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry

Maney's Brigade

— Cheatham's Division —

 
 
24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Tennessee
24th Battalion Infantry
Manet's Brigade
Cheatham's Division
2:30 P.M. September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1397.)
 
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° 55.347′ N, 85° 14.92′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on 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, “Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods north of Brock Field at 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 least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th and 9th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (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 2:30 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,
24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of marker looking south along the park trail.
24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of marker looking north along the park trail.
24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. 24th Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of marker, in the middle of a park walking trail, in the midst of a heavily wooded area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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