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

19th United States Infantry

3rd Brigade

 

1st Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of the Monument:

19th U.S. Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Corps
Regular
........September 19-20, 1863........ Brigade

Text on Left Side of the Monument:

Companies A, B, E, F, G, H, of the 1st Battalion and Company A of the 2nd Battalion, went into action towards Jay's Mill, on the left of the Brigade, at about 9 a.m. of September 19th, 1863. With a strength of 14 officers and 190 men. Company C, 1st Battalion, was detached at division head-quarters.

Text on Right Side of the Monument:

The regiment was engaged throughout the 20th of September, 1863, on and near this spot, until nearly 6 p.m., when it was withdrawn westward across the Lafayette Road to Rossville via McFarland's Gap.


 
Erected 1893 by the United States government. (Marker Number MT-1066.)
 
Location. 34° 56.012′ N, 85° 15.354′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument
19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front/left side of the monument looking west along the park walking trail.
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. 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. 35th Tennessee Infantry (here, next to this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 48th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Day Begins (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, “9'
19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 19th United States Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the left (east) side of the monument.
x 3' x 7', monument consists of a rock-faced base and curved-top stone relief slab. Relief has figure of prone infantryman firing from behind a log parapet in a forest setting. Unit information in raised letters beneath the relief.”

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 . . .  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 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
19th United States Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 19th United States Infantry Marker
View of the front/right side of the monument looking east along the park walking trail, towards the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 19th United States Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right (west) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 19th United States Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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