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

18th United States Infantry

3rd Brigade

 

1st Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

18th U.S.
Infantry

3rd Brigade, 1st Division
14th Corps
September 19-20, 1863

Statement of Casualties
Engaged - 587
Killed - 45
Wounded - 159
Missing - 91
Total Loss - 295

Regular Brigade

Text on Left Side of Monument:

On the evening of September 18th, two battalions of the regiment, eight companies each, marched with the regular brigade from Cave Springs, via Crawfish Springs, and formed line of battle on the left of the division about daylight on the 19th. At 9 a.m. advanced, engaging the enemy east of the Lafayette Road, in the direction of Reed's Bridge and Jay's Mill.

Text on Right Side of Monument:

On the morning of the 20th, at daylight, the regiment occupied this position on the right of the brigade. Which then formed the extreme left of the division, and, by desperate fighting, held its ground until after 5 p.m. when ordered to fall back to the Rossville Road.

This monument marks the position of the left flank of the regiment.


 
Erected 1890 by the United States government. (Marker Number MT-1065.)
 
Location. 34° 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the monument situated amongst several nearby monuments, very near to a park walking trail.
55.995′ N, 85° 15.325′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Battleline Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road, map site #55”. 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. 2nd Tennessee Infantry (here, next to this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 15th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Hardship on the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); 16th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); J. King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Second Day Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the left side of the monument.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9' x 6' x 10', the Vermont crystal granite monument has alternating rock-faced and smooth-faced portions. Shaft contains raised-letter panels and bas-relief coat of arms. Top is machicolated and features acorn in relief.”

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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 18th United States Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text on the left side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the right side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 18th United States Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text on the right side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the monument, and a distant view of several Confederate unit monuments on the far side of Alexander Bridge Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
8. 18th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front/right sides of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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