Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Georgia Infantry Battalion
Colquitts' Gists' Brigade
— Gist's Walker's Division. —
8th Battalion Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
Major Z.L. Watters.
Colquitt's Gists' Brigade.
Gist's Walker's Division.
Noon, September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1302.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 56.061′ N, 85° 15.304′ 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. 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. 30th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 2d Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance 46th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (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 near the center of a line of Georgia monuments that are aligned opposite the Union monuments positioned along the northern end of Battleline Road.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “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 12:00 noon."
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 October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 329 times since then. Last updated on October 18, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.