Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th & 5th Tennessee Infantry
— Cheatham’s Division —
4th & 5th Reg. Infty.
2:30 P. M. Sept. 19, 1863
Erected 1898 by State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1381.)
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° 55.046′ N, 85° 15.046′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road near LaFayette Road 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. 31st Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry Regiment Strahl's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 400 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 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).”
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.