Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Peeple's Georgia Battery
— Preston's Division —
Captain Tyler M. Peeples
Noon, September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1266.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.462′ N, 85° 15.558′ 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 along one of the park hiking trails that is in the woods east of the LaFayette Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Located in the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #262". 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. 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio InfantryManigault's Brigade (about 500 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Gregg's Brigade (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Manigault's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Sirwell's Brigade. (about 800 feet away); Carlin'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 rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.