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

2nd Tennessee Infantry

Polk's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
2nd Regt. Infty.
Polk's Brigade
Cleburne's Division

Before sundown
September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1377.)
 
Location. 34° 55.998′ N, 85° 15.328′ 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, “Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road at Tour Stop #2, 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. 18th United States Infantry (here, next to this marker); 15th United States Infantry (here, next to this marker); Hardship on the Union Line
2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker
View looking northeast of the marker next to a Union unit monument, and along a park walking trail.
(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); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Second Day Begins (a few steps from this marker). 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 the unit's position on September 20, 1863, before sundown.”

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
2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking south along the Battleline Road.
(using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 2nd Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the marker situated in the middle of several Union unit monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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