Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Tennessee Infantry
8th Regiment Infantry
1:30 p.m. September 19, 1863
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1383.)
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° 54.976′ N, 85° 15.288′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right 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 that proceeds south from the Brotherton Road, very near where the monument that is dedicated to General Bushrod Johnson, and his Division, is situated. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, southwest of Bushrod Johnson 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. Wright's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); 51st and 52nd Tennessee Infantry (about 600 feet away); Clayton's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Robertson's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 28th Tennessee Infantry (about 800 feet away); 36th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24th 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 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, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 1:30 p.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.