Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
31st Ohio Infantry
10:00 a.m. to
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-984.)
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° 55.817′ N, 85° 14.267′ 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. Warren Mississippi Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about Liddell's Division (about 500 feet away); 9th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Croxton's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); J. King's Brigade (about 800 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, this marker is, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position east of the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Artillery on September 19, 1863, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.