Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Thomas’ Corps —
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General John B. Turchin.
September 19, 1863, 3:30 p.m.
11th Ohio - Colonel Philander P. Lane, Commanding.
About 3:30 p.m., after a spirited engagement with the enemy, the regiment was ordered to charge and advance several hundred yards to this position, driving the enemy and capturing prisoners. Holding this position for half an hour. The regiment was then ordered to retire to its first position and change front more to the right to meet the enemy who were making heavy demonstrations in that direction.
The effective strength of the regiment was 413 enlisted men and 20 commissioned officers.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-639.)
Location. 34° 55.016′ N, 85° 14.841′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road west of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 11th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division (about 500 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Scott's Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (about 600 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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.