Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
To The Opening of the Battle
Opening of the Battle
Sept. 19, 1863. . . 1 7/8 ms.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-423G.)
Location. 34° 55.637′ N, 85° 15.574′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Route of Croxton's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument (about 700 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (about 700 feet away); Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (about 700 feet away); 14th Corps Headquarter’s 74th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 68th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 monument 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 . . . Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 373 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.