Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Wounding of Hood Site
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1098A.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.185′ N, 85° 15.896′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. This tablet is located a short distance off the northwest side of the roadway, along one of the park's walking trails, that leads to the site where General Hood was wounded. 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. Longstreet's Corps (a few steps from this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Hood (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This marker is deemed eligible for inclusion in the Historical Marker Database under the clause for allowable exceptions to the Editorial Guidelines when the marker's inclusion is "adding to a series of bona fide historical markers with one that would otherwise not qualify." This marker is part of the National Park Service's series of MT-numbered markers that are found in the areas of Civil War military operations that are situated in, and around, the Chattanooga - Chickamauga Battlefield, National Military Parks. It is also included on the list of markers used by the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map.
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 July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.