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

8th Kansas Infantry

3rd Brigade - Heg, 1st Division - Davis

 
 
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
1. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Position
of the
8th Kansas Volís

Sept. 19th, 1863
At 12:30 P. M.

 
Erected 1910 by State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-860.)
 
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° 54.315′ N, 85° 15.339′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Viniard Road, half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to a second path that leads off to the west (your left, when walking north). This secondary path will take to past two markers to Peeple's Georgia Battery before you reach the marker to the 8th Kansas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Peeples' Georgia Battery (about 500 feet away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. ľ mile away); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (approx. ľ mile away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This standard Kansas regimental marker was built between 1910 and 1919. It is a simple granite obelisk, 6' high x 3' wide x 1.5' deep, inscribed on its face and marking the regiment's position at 12:30 pm on September 19, 1863.


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 . . .
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
2. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker

1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
8th Kansas Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
3. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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