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

Joe L. Campbell Memorial

 
 
Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Joe L. Campbell
Color Bearer 1st Tennessee Infantry
Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, C.S.A.
Killed Here Saturday Afternoon
September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1906. (Marker Number MT-464.)
 
Location. 34° 55.328′ N, 85° 14.572′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods south of Alexander Bridge Road, map Site #107". 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. 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry
Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is situated well into the woods, off of a regular park hiking trail, on a remote secondary trail.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "2' x 1'6" x 3', the two-piece marker is inscribed on the slanting face of the upper stone. Marks the spot where color bearer Campbell was mortally wounded."

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 tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's
Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker
View from the backside of the monument, looking along the secondary walking trail, towards the primary walking path.
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 this particular monument. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker
View of the monument, in a wooded clearing, along a secondary walking trail.
Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Joe L. Campbell Memorial Marker
A more distant view of the monument, in a wooded clearing, at the end of a secondary walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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