Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
29th Georgia Infantry
Lieutenant George R. McRae.
Gist's Walker's Division.
8:30 A.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number Mt-1312.)
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° 55.662′ N, 85° 14.06′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a secondary park walking trail that runs north from the Brotherton Road. This secondary trail can be reached from both a primary park walking trail or a walking trail (not marked on the Chickamauga Battlefield Map) directly off of the Brotherton Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “This monument 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. 25th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 6th Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 600 feet away); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (about 600 feet away); 10th Confederate Georgia Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about 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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “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 September 19, 1863, at 8:30 a.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.