Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Ohio Infantry
— Brannan's Division —
10:00 A.M. to
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-969.)
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° 56.01′ N, 85° 14.588′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated just off of a park walking trail that runs south from the Reeds Bridge Road, and then junctions with an east to west trail. The trail head beginning on the south side of the street, at a roadside parking area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this marker is, “Located in the woods south of Reed's Bridge Road on the 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. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. King's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position along Reed's Bridge Road near old turnpike site on September 19, 1863, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.