Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
John W. Bull Memorial
Company K, 3, Tennessee
September 21, 1842.
Killed In Battle
September 20, 1863.
Erected 1903. (Marker Number MT-446.)
Location. 34° 55.467′ N, 85° 16.475′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs along the southern spur of Snodgrass Hill, from the old Vittetoe Road to the far western end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. 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. York's (Georgia) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Manigault's South Carolina Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this memorial. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “1' x 4" x 3'6" high, inscribed, marble, tombstone-type marker that indicates spot where Bull was killed during the Battle of Chickamauga."
In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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 . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.