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

Battlefield Monuments

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

 
 
Battlefield Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
1. Battlefield Monuments Marker
Inscription.
Hundreds of monuments commemorate Union and Confederate units

More than 600 stone and bronze monuments were erected on the battlefields here between 1890 and 1930. Chickamauga and Chattanooga veterans designed and placed most of them, under the direction of the Park Commissioners. Funding was provided by the U.S. Government, the states, and veterans organizations.

The park’s monuments are remarkable not only for their artistic and commemorative value, but for the information they provide. At Chickamauga, Union regimental monuments identify the places where units saw their heaviest fighting. Confederate monuments mark their farthest points of advance.

Of special interest are the bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans’ eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles.

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Surviving veterans of the 77th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry gather in front of their newly dedicated monument in November 1897. Note the bronze plaque depicting the battle as they remembered it.

The New York Monument at Point Park on Lookout Mountain was dedicated in 1910 at a cost of nearly $80,000. This impressive
Florida Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
2. Florida Monument
structure of Tennessee marble and pink granite is the tallest in the park. At the top, bronze soldiers with clasped hands symbolize the reconciliation of North and South.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 34° 56.417′ N, 85° 15.583′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road south of McFarland Gap Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located at Chickamauga and the Chattanooga National Military Park Visitor 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. Historic Plaques and Markers (here, next to this marker); Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Brigade. (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
3. Battlefield Monuments Marker
1st Ohio Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 28, 2013
4. 1st Ohio Cavalry Monument
Battlefield Monuments in Snodgrass Field image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
5. Battlefield Monuments in Snodgrass Field
Union forces made a historic stand here to allow the rest of the Union Army to retreat to Chattanooga, TN.
Battlefield Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
6. Battlefield Monuments Marker
Front view of the panel marker, the featured marker being on the right.
Battlefield Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
7. Battlefield Monuments Marker
View of the historical marker, looking east, along the Visitor Center's walkway.
Battlefield Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 20, 2014
8. Battlefield Monuments Marker
View of he historical marker looking west, towards the parking lot side main entrance to the park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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