Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry
In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons
September 19 - 20, 1863.
Erects this Monument
[Text on West Side of Monument]:
Companies G. And H., 3rd Confederate Regiment.
Harrison's Brigade Wharton's Division.
Companies E, F, G, I, H, K.
1st Confederate Regiment, Russell's Brigade.
Wharton's Division, Wheeler's Cavalry.
[Text on South Side of Monument]:
And 18th Battalion, Maj. Chas. McDonald.
Col. J. T. Wheeler's Brigade.
Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
4th (Starnes), 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Regiments.
And Shaw's Battalion, Dibrell's Brigade.
2nd And 5th Regiments, Scott's
Brigade, Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
Composed of 12th and 16th Battalions, Davidson's Brigade,
Pegram's Division, Forrest's Cavalry.
[Text on East Side of Monument]:
Capt. J. C. Jackson.
Gen'l Buckner's Escort.
Capt. J. W. Clark.
Gen'l Cleburne's Escort.
Capt. C. F. Sanders.
Erected 1895 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1357.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 57.103′ N, 85° 15.59′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Lafayette Road. This historic marker is located on residential property, on the southwest corner of the intersection, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for a couple of blocks, and just south 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. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps. (a few steps from this marker); Armstrong's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (a few steps from this marker); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Forrest's Pursuit (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'8" square at base and 15'7" high, the monument has a 2-step rock-faced base, an inscribed shaft and a crenelated capstone, which supports bronze figure of a cavalryman drawing his sword on a pedestal.”
The National Park Service also identifies Miller Munchen, as being the Architect of this monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.