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

16th United States Infantry

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 16th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
In Memory of
the Officers and Enlisted Men
of the 16th U.S. Infantry
Who Were Killed or Died
of Wounds Received in This Field
September 19
and 20, 1863
Strength 19 Officers 289 Men
Casualties 14 Officers 187 Men

 
Erected 1893 by the United States government. (Marker Number MT-1064A.)
 
Location. 34° 56.001′ N, 85° 15.336′ 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. J. King's Brigade (here, next to
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 16th United States Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (here, next to this marker); 2nd Tennessee 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); The Second Day Begins (a few steps from this marker); 18th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of 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, “6' x 3' x 9', monument consists of rock-faced base and round-topped relief slab. Relief is of infantryman kneeling behind log breastwork in firing position with forest in background. Unit name inscribed below 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 16th United States Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
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 . . .  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 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
16th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 16th United States Infantry Marker
View looking west along the park walking trail of the backside of the monument and several distant monuments and markers situated along the walking trail.
16th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 16th United States Infantry Marker
View looking west along the park walking trail of the frontside of the monument and several distant monuments, tablets, and markers situated along the walking trail.
16th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 16th United States Infantry Marker
View looking southeast along the park walking trail of the monument and several nearby monuments and markers situated along the walking trail and nearby Battleline Road.
 
 
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 183 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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