Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford
To Dalton's Ford - 1 7/8 Miles
To Thedford's Ford - 1 7/8 Miles
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1445.)
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° 54.632′ N, 85° 15.617′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated in the woods east of the LaFayette Road, along one of the park's primary east-to-west hiking and horse-back riding trails. 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. Anderson's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Sirwell's Brigade. (about 700 Carlin's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 68th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (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).”
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 such markers, rendering this marker in compliance with stated Historical Marker Database editorial guidelines.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.