Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
26th Tennessee Infantry
—Stewart's Division —
26th Regt. Infty.
11:30 a.m. September 20, 1863
Erected 1898 by State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1400.)
Location. 34° 55.219′ N, 85° 15.688′ 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. 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. 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Gracie's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (within shouting 32nd Tennessee Infantry (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). 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 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 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 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.