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

12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry

Smith's Brigade

 

—Cheatham's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
12th & 47th Regiments Infantry
Smith's Brigade
Cheatham's Division
1:30 P.M. September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1386.)
 
Location. 34° 55.088′ N, 85° 14.95′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate distance off one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, just south the Brock Field and into the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails. 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. 24th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 31st Tennessee Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
(about 500 feet away); 13th & 154th Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); Hazen's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 19th Tennessee 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 Service, the marker 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 19, 1863, at 1:30 p.m."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of marker, just inside the treeline, at the southern edge of the Brock Field, where a park walking trail begins.
to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
A closer look inside the opening in the treeline where both the park walking trail begins and the marker is located along the path of the walking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View from the backside of the marker, looking north through the woods, along the park walking trail, to where the trail begins at the southern edge of the Brock Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
6. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker situated along the trail, and a view of the trail going off deeper into the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
7. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View from beyond the marker looking back along the park walking trail, back towards the Brock Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
8. 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, in a small clearing in the woods, along the park trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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