Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
39th North Carolina Infantry
Erected by the state of
North Carolina to marker
The point attained by the
39th NC regiment, with
The 25th Ark. Regiment
In a charge September
About one mile northwest
Of this point the same
Regiment on the 20th of
September, aided in the
Capture of nine guns.
Erected 1900 by State of North Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1339.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.491′ N, 85° 15.877′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road north of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling north. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. This marker is located in the northern section of Viniard Field. Park at the pull out on the west side of LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road near N 34 54.533 W 85 15.688. Take the gravel walking path west. From the end of the path, walk southwest until you reach the marker. There is a small stream at the foot of the 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. 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sirwell's Brigade. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); 21st Illinois Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This marker was built between 1900 and 1909. It is a 6' high x 2.5' x 2.5' granite block with rock-faced sides and top and a polished and inscribed front. It marker the units location in September 19, 1863.
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 monument and the monument'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)
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.