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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry

 
 
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
Inscription.  [Text on Front Side of Monument]:

C.S.A.
In Commemoration of the
heroism of her sons
September 19th-20th, 1863.
Tennessee Erects this Monument.

Infantry

[Text on Right Side of Monument]:

15th. 20th. 37th. Regiments.
Brig. Gen. William B. Bates Brigade.
Stewart's Division, Buckner's Corps.


18th. 26th. 32nd. 45th. Regiments.
And 23rd. Battalion.
Brig. Gen. John C. Brown's Brigade
Stewart's Division, Buckner's Corps.


3rd. 10th. 30th. 41st. 50th. Regiments.
And 1st. Battalion.
Gregg's Brigade, Johnson's Division, Buckner's Corps.

[Text on Back Side of Monument]:

Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps.
Brig. Gen. George Maney's Brigade.

1st. 4th. 6th. 9th. 27th. Regiments
And 24th. Battalion
Brig. Gen. Preston Smith's Brigade.
11th. 12th. 13th. 29th. 47th. 154th. Regiments.

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Brigade.

4th. 5th. 19th. 24th. 31st. 33rd. Regiments.

Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright's Brigade.
8th. 16th. 28th. 38th. 51st. 52nd. Regiments
And 28th. Battalion.

[Text on Left Side of Monument]:

63rd. Regiment, Gracie's Brigade.
Preston's Division, Buckner's Corps.


2nd. 35th. 48th. One Company 3rd. Confederate,
Seven Companies 5th. Confederate, Regiments.
Brig. Gen. Lucius Polk's Brigade.
Cleburn's Division, Hill's Corps.

17th. 23rd. 25th. 44th. Regiments.
Brig. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson's Brigade.
Stewart's Division, Hood's Corps.

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1355.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.602′ N, 85° 16.431′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the southern edge of the clearing on Hill #4. 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. 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (here, next to this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 113th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 30th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th Tennessee Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 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
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right side of the historical monument.
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 an infantryman on a pedestal.”

The National Park Service also identifies Miller Munchen as being the Sculptor who was the designer of this monument.
 
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the left side of the historical monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
6. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
A view of the southwest sides of the historical monument and beyond.
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
7. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
View of the northeast sides of the historical monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
8. Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry Marker
View, looking west along the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4, with a view of the Tennessee Monument on the southern (left) edge of the clearing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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