Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigadier General Absalom Baird
Brigadier General Absalom Baird.
1st Brigade - Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
3rd Brigade - Brigadier General John H. King.
(September 19th, 1863, 10 a.m.)
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-490.)
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° 55.804′ N, 85° 14.426′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. 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. 9th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Division (about 300 feet away); J. King's Brigade (about 400 feet Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Polk's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 31st Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 tablet and the tablet'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 October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.