Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Georgia Infantry
— Law's Hood's Division —
Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
Law's Hood's, Division.
Noon, September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1305.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.267′ N, 85° 15.717′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. 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. Lumsden's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This particular Georgia Regimental Monument, is part of a line of Georgia Regimental Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon."
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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)."
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 319 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.