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

3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry

Polk's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
3rd and 5th Confederate
Regt's. Infty.
Polk's Brigade
Cleburne's Division
Before sundown
September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1379.)
 
Location. 34° 55.971′ N, 85° 15.326′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge 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 at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road at Tour Stop #2, map site #55”. 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. Baird's Division (here, next to this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry
3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along the Battleline Road.
(a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Tennessee 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, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, before sundown.”

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,
3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Battleline Road.
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 April 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Re-designation of Infantry Regiments
On Jan. 31, 1862, Col. J. S. Marmaduke’s 18th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was designated the 3rd Confederate Infantry Regiment. Special Order No. 25.

On Feb. 25, 1862, the 40th Tennessee Infantry Regiment was designated the 5th Confederate Infantry Regiment. Special Order No. 45.
    — Submitted July 16, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on July 13, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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