Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Georgia 4th Battalion Sharpshooters
— Stewart's Division —
Major T.D. Caswell.
Captain B.M. Turner.
Lieutenant Joel Towers.
11:30 P.M. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1299.)
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° 55.448′ N, 85° 15.441′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the left 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 very end of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road, but on the opposite side of the street from the majority of the markers and it is hidden from view because of its location just inside of the woods, along the 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. Alabama State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (about 400 feet away); Reynolds' Division (about 400 feet away); 21st Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Turchin's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (about 600 feet away). 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, “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 11:30 a.m.”
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 October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.