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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rosencrans Avenue

Major General William S. Rosencrans, USA 1819-1898

 
 
Rosencrans Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Rosencrans Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Rosencrans, born in Delaware County, Ohio, graduated from West Point in 1842 and joined the engineers. He resigned from the U.S. Army in 1845 and became an architect and civil engineer. He commanded the Army of the Cumberland, which was defeated at Chickamauga, and was replaced by US Grant in October 1863. After the war he was a rancher, served as US Minister to Mexico 1868-69, and was US Congressman from California 1881-85.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1863.
 
Location. 34° 52.312′ N, 85° 17.43′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Street and Rosencrans Avenue (unopened), on the right when traveling west on Gordon Street. This marker is located near the eastern edge of the downtown business district, very near a significant railway crossing. The maker faces the east to west roadway traffic, and
Rosencrans Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Rosencrans Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking east along the roadway.
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is located in a paved, diagonal parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Bragg Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 4th Tennessee Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Longstreet Avenue (about 400 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
More about this marker. I realize that the name of General Rosecrans is spelled incorrectly on the marker (and I confess, that it is the spelled the way that I am inclined to spell his name), but I left it the way that it was spelled on the marker intentionally.
 
Rosencrans Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Rosencrans Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking west along the roadway, into the downtown business district.
Rosencrans Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Rosencrans Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking north along the unopened roadway (and the railroad tracks) called Rosencrans Avenue.
Rosencrans Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. Rosencrans Avenue Marker
A more distant view of the marker looking west across the railroad tracks, along the roadway, and into the downtown business district.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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