Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
24th Tennessee Infantry
24th Regiment Infantry
2:30 P.M. September 19, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1396.)
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° 55.074′ N, 85° 14.962′ 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 distance off one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, just south the Brock Field and into the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails. 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. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 90th Ohio Infantry Regiment 36th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 33rd Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 4th & 5th Tennessee 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 the unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 1:30 p.m."
Note: while the National Park Service documentation states that it marks the unit's position at 1:30 p.m., the text on the marker indicates that it marks the unit's position 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, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on August 10, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.