Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
Major Arthur Shaaff.
8:30 A.M., September 19, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1293.)
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° 55.609′ N, 85° 14.125′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance south of the Brotherton Road, along a park horse trail. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee 29th Georgia Infantry (about 500 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 25th Georgia Infantry (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 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 8:30 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 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 September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.