Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Minnesota Infantry
—Brannan's Division —
In Van Derveer's Brigade
Was here engaged Saturday, September 19, 1863, between 8 and 10 o'clock, a.m. holding its position against repeated assaults of the enemy. Losing eight men killed and forty-one wounded.
Erected 1895 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number MT-903.)
Location. 34° 56.178′ N, 85° 14.298′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road west of Rock Haven Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This monument is located in a roadside clearing just north of the roadway. 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. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Ector's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Van Derveer's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Brannan's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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, “7' x 3' x 12' vertically oriented monument has rock-faced base and shaft that alternated smooth and rock-faced horizontal bands. On face is stone relief of one soldier loading & one preparing to fire. Unit designation at top.”
In locating this monument 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.