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

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry

Willich's Brigade

— Wood's Division —

 
 
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Position
of the
8th Kansas Vol's
Sept. 20th, 1863
At 12:00 Noon

 
Erected 1910 by State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-859.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.954′ N, 85° 15.762′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road, 0.2 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path. This marker can also be reached from the Brotherton Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Heg's Brigade. (about 300 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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 tablet and the tablet'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)”.

According to the National Park Service, the marker was created in 1910. The marker is a simple, 6' high x 3' wide x 1.5 deep, granite obelisk inscribed on its face. It marks the regiment's position at 12:00 noon on September 20, 1863.
 
Also see . . .
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker

1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the marker. The split rail fence at the southern edge of the Brotherton Field is viable to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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