Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
6th Georgia Cavalry
—Pegram's Division —
Col. John R. Hart.
11 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1285.)
Location. 34° 57.19′ N, 85° 15.615′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Old Lafayette Road north of Gilbert Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in front of a residence on Old Lafayette Road, and this road runs just west, and parallel to, the new Lafayette Road for two blocks, just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “This monument is located along the Old LaFayette Road in the City of Fort Oglethorpe, GA”. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Old Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reserve Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Firing on Chickamauga Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's (Cavalry) Corps. Forrest's Pursuit (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armstrong's Brigade. (about 500 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 monument is, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a horseshoe carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:30 a.m.”
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 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 390 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.