Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
15th Missouri Infantry
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-907.)
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° 54.834′ N, 85° 16.03′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road east of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated near a small stream that runs through the South Dyer Field (labeled the Brotherton Field on the Chickamauga Battlefield Map). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in South Dyer Field, map site #187". 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. 44th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Laiboldt's Brigade (a few steps 73rd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 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 simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, September 19-20, 1863."
1. Inclusion in the Historical Marker Database
This marker is deemed eligible for inclusion in the Historical Marker Database under the clause for allowable exceptions to the Editorial Guidelines when the marker's inclusion is "adding to a series of bona fide historical markers with one that would otherwise not qualify." This marker is part of the National Park Service's series of MT-numbered markers that are found in the areas of Civil War military operations that are situated in, and around, the Chattanooga - Chickamauga Battlefield, National Military Parks. Therefore, this marker was added to complete a commonly used list of
— Submitted August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.