Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
65th Georgia Infantry
Kelly’s Brigade, Preston’s Division
Col. R. H. Moore,
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1319.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 53.813′ N, 85° 15.082′ 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 right 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). From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the un-paved park road (no vehicular traffic allowed) that starts at the parking area, south to the marker. The path will fork, take the right (east) path. 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. Jeffress’ Virginia Battery (here, next to this marker); Gracie’s Brigade (here, next to this marker); Kelly’s Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Preston’s Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preston's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trigg’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Georgia Infantry marker, installed in 1899. A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on Sunday, September 20, 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
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.