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

23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry

Brown's Brigade

 

—Stewart's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Tennessee
23rd Batt. Infty.
Brown's Brigade
Stewart's Division

11:30 a.m. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1394.)
 
Location. 34° 55.237′ N, 85° 15.689′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Poe Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road, situated alongside a trail in the woods. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods south of the Poe House Site, map site #134.”. 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. 26th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry
23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking south along a park walking trail, of the monument situated in a wooded region of the park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (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, at 11:30 a.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 monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and
23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the monument situated along a park walking trail, in a wooded region of the park.
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
 
23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View, looking north along a park walking trail, towards the clearing where most of the monuments, tablets, and markers are located, of the monument situated in a wooded region of the park.
23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
5. 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking north towards Poe Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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