Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Cost of Chickamauga
More than 4,000 soldiers lost their lives at Chickamauga
The short path ahead leads to the grave of a lone Confederate. Pvt. John Andrew Ingraham was a local man, one of many who join the Confederate Army. He was killed at midday on Sept. 19 in heavy fighting that claimed the lives of more than 2,600 other Confederates. After the battle, friends searched for him, found his body, and buried it here.
Chickamauga was by far the bloodiest battle west of the Appalachian Mountains. Of the 124,000 men engaged, 30% were listed as casualties,. The number killed, wounded, or reported missing in actions exceeded 37,000. The scope of the tragedy is difficult to comprehend.
Confederate dead were buried in mass graves on the battlefield, but were later moved. Many of the Union dead lay on the ground for three months until Union troops recaptured the area and remove the bodies to what would later become a National Cemetery in Chattanooga.
Casualties at Chickamauga
Of 58,000 engaged
Of 66,000 engaged
Erected by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
Location. 34° 55.516′ N, 85° 14.869′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road 0.2 miles north of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Ingraham's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (about 700 feet away); Baldwin's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
Also see . . . Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.