Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
11th Michigan Infantry
—Negley's Division —
Afternoon September 19, 1863
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-892.)
Location. 34° 54.943′ N, 85° 15.709′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dyer Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 86th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); Reynolds' Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high, the marker is a simple rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position on the afternoon of September 19, 1863.”
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 May 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.