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

1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry

Wheeler's Brigade

 

—Armstrong's Division —

 
1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
1. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
1st Regiment & 18th Battalion
Wheeler's Brigade
Armstrong's Division
Forrest's Cavalry
11: A.M. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1372.)
 
Location. 34° 57.1′ N, 85° 15.587′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Old Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on residential property, near the southwest corner of the intersection, and where this road runs just west and parallel to the new Lafayette Road for a couple of blocks, and just south of Battlefield Parkway (State Route 2). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Stone marker is located north of the Chickamauga Battlefield in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA along the Old LaFayette Road”. 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. Tennessee C.S.A. Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Cavalry Corps.
1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
2. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic monument looking north towards the Tennessee Memorial Monument situated on the southwest corner of the Old Lafayette Road and Coffman Street.
(a few steps from this marker); Hospitals, Left Wing, Union Army. (within shouting distance of this marker); Armstrong's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaw's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forrest's Pursuit (about 400 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, “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 these units' position on September 20, 1863, at 11:00 a.m.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
3. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic marker situated on residential property, under the outstretched branches of a nearby tree.
1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
4. 1st Regiment & 18th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Old Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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