Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Kentucky Infantry (USA)
Inf. U.S. Vols.
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-873.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.545′ N, 85° 15.427′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the end of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline 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. Turchin's Brigade. (here, next to this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (within shouting Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Reynolds' Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.”
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.