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

Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery

 
 
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker
Inscription.
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery.
Lieutenant R. L. Wood
Commanding.
C.S.A.


 
Erected 1895 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-1337.)
 
Location. 34° 55.177′ N, 85° 15.876′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road near Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located about 100 feet into the woods, off the eastern side 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. Longstreet's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Hood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 700 feet away); 15th Georgia Infantry (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
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text inscribed on the slanted top of the marker.
Service, the monument is, “a simple 15" x 15" x 3" marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle.”

In locating 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 marker and the marker'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
 
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker
View of the marker in a wooded clearing, looking west toward the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker
View of the marker, looking east from the nearby roadway. The marker is situated in a clearing in the woods, about 100 feet from the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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