Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry
— Cheatham's Division. —
2d Battalion Infantry.
Major James Clark Gordon.
5:30 P.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1291.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1863.
Location. 34° 56.043′ N, 85° 15.287′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. This is a standard Georgia Infantry marker. 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. It marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 5:30 p.m. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2d Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This monument appears to be near the right end of a line of Georgia monuments that are aligned opposite the Union monuments positioned along the northern end of Battleline Road.
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 April 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 308 times since then. Last updated on September 11, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.