Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

48th Tennessee Infantry

Polk's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
48th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 48th Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
48th Regiment Infantry
Polk's Brigade
Cleburne's Division

Before sundown
September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1412.)
 
Location. 34° 56.003′ N, 85° 15.338′ 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 on a park hiking trail that proceeds eastward, towards the Lafayette Road, into the woods, from the parking area located at the northern end of Battleline Road. 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 this marker); 16th United States 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);
48th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 48th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the 48th Tennessee monument situated just to the left of the blue tablet and of the large monument, alongside of the park walking trail.
Hardship on the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); The Second Day Begins (a few steps from this marker); 35th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th United States 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, “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 marker number for this monument and the monument'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).”
 
Also see . . .
48th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 48th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the 48th Tennessee monument situated just to the right of the large monument and the blue tablet, alongside of the park walking trail.
 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
 
48th Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 48th Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the monument, situated along the side of a park walking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement