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

Florida Monument

 
 
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1. Florida Monument
Inscription. (West side)
This monument has been erected in memory of the soldiers of the State of Florida who took part in the battle fought here September 19-20, 1863 whether they fell in battle or lived to render further services to their state and country.

(East side)
Florida troops engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20, 1863

In Stovall's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
1st and 3rd Florida Infantry Consolidated
Col. Wn. S. Dilworth
4th Florida Infantry, Col. W.L.L. Bowen

In Trigg's Brigade, Preston's Division, Buckner's Corps.
6th Florida Infantry, Col. J.J. Finley
7th Florida Infantry Col. Robt. Bullock
1st Florida Cavalry Dismounted
Col. G. Troup Maxwell

In Williams Artillery Battalion
Marion Artillery Capt. Robt P. McGants
 
Erected 1912 by the State of Florida. (Marker Number MT-1253.)
 
Location. 34° 56.274′ N, 85° 15.537′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Liddell's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Slocomb's Louisiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Kentucky State Memorial (about 700 feet away); To The Left of the Union Line (about 700 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 monument is, “An open pavilion, 18' 8" square at the base, shelters a bronze figure of a soldier at parade rest mounted on a pedestal. Pavilion is raised on two-step base, has three Doric columns at each corner, and features a ball finial atop a domed roof.”

The National Park Service also identifies L. Mihlimm as being the sculptor of this monument and the McNeel Marble Company of Marietta, Georgia as being the Designer of this monument.
 
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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this particular monument. (Submitted on May 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
West side of the monument image. Click for full size.
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4. West side of the monument
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5. East side of the monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then. Last updated on May 3, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2017, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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