Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
Major T.D. Caswell,
Captain B.M. Turner,
Lieutenant Joel Towers,
4:30 P.M., September 19, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1298.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.117′ N, 85° 15.39′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. Benning's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Hood's Division (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker 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 19, 1863, at 4:30 p.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 tablet and the tablet'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 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.