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

Kentucky State Memorial

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
Inscription. Text on the North side of Monument:

Erected By The
State of Kentucky
In Memory of Her Sons Who
Fought and Fell on this Field
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"As we united in life, and they united in death,
let one monument perpetuate their deeds,
and one people, forgetful of all asperities,
forever hold in grateful remembrance all the
glories of that terrible conflict which made
all men free and retained every star on the
nation's flag."
———

Text on the West side of Monument:

Confederate Organizations From
Kentucky
Engaged.
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Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and
Ninth
Infantry Regiments.
———
Second, Third Cavalry Regiments.
———
Cobb's and Graves' Batteries.

Text on the East side of Monument:

Union Organizations From
Kentucky
Engaged.
———
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty-Third
Infantry Regiments.

and
Second, Fourth, Fifth,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the north side of the monument.
and Sixth
Cavalry Regiments.
———

 
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-860A.)
 
Location. 34° 56.158′ N, 85° 15.558′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at the intersection of LaFayette Road and Alexander Bridge Road, map site #49”. 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. To The Left of the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
A more distant view of the text on the north side of the monument.
marker); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Negley's Division (about 400 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (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, “13'10" x 13'10" at base & 43'7" high, monument has a 3-step rock-faced base, a pedestal with four bronze plaques and carvings of crossed U.S. & Confederate flags, & a smooth tapered shaft topped by a bronze statue of Bellone, goddess of war.”

The National Park Service also identifies J. H. Lowe as being the Architect of this monument.

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,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument.
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)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kentucky State Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
A more distant view of the text on the west side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
Close-up view of the text on the east side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
A more distant view of the text on the east side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
8. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
Distant view of the monument looking across the intersection of Lafayette, Glenn-Kelly, and Alexander Bridge Roads.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
9. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
A close-up view of the figure that stands atop the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
10. Kentucky State Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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