Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
51st Ohio Infantry
12:00 m. to
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1006.)
Location. 34° 56.029′ N, 85° 15.412′ 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 marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker 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, “Marker located along Battle Linde 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. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); 29th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position near Battleline Road on September 20, 1863, from 12:00 noon until 5:30 p.m.”
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 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
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.