Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery
T. O. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-1336.)
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° 55.05′ N, 85° 15.666′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main roadway, near the Brotherton House. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brotherton Field near Brotherton Cabin, map site #195”. 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. Confederate Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (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 monument is, “Marble monument, 7' x 4' x 7' high, consists of a rectangular slab on a two-step base with a projecting capstone. Base slabs are rock-faced, while main slab is polished and inscribed.”
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 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.