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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry

Heg's Brigade

 

—Davis’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

8th Kansas Infantry.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

The 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry.
Colonel John A. Martin Commanding
Heg's Brigade, Davis Division, McCook's Corps.
On September 19th, went into action east of this point and was in the hottest part of the battle from 12:30 until 6:00 p.m. Colonel Heg was killed, Colonel Martin assumed command of the Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel J.L. Abernathy commanded the Regiment. The fighting during this day was severe the ground where this monument stands was repeatedly occupied by the opposing forces. At the close of the day the Regiment bivouacked west the Viniard House. During the night the Division moved to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road and north of Widow Glenn's. September 20th, at 12:00 o'clock the Brigade went into action on the Brotherton Farm, but was soon forced to retire to McFarland's Gap. The Division rejoined General Thomas at 6:00 p.m. Total number engaged 406. Loss: 2 commissioned officers killed, 9 commissioned officers wounded, 28 enlisted men killed, 156 enlisted men wounded, 25 enlisted men missing. Total loss 220 - 54.19 per cent.
 
Erected
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
1910 by State of Kansas. (Marker Number MT-858.)
 
Location. 34° 54.275′ N, 85° 15.677′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield east of the LaFayette Road near the Viniard House Site, map site #257". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heg's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (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, "The three-tiered monument is 9' x 5'2" x 8'. Base is rock-faced, a beveled middle section is smooth, and top portion is rock-faced. Top portion incorporates bronze state seal and has a hipped cap."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
this particular monument. (Submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking north along the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the front side of the monument, situated in a clearing, not far from the edge of the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the back side of the monument, situated in a clearing, near the Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking south along the LaFayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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