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

South Carolina State Monument

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
1. South Carolina State Monument Marker
Inscription.
To her faithful sons at Chickamauga
South Carolina
erects this monument to commemorate
the valor they proved, and the lives they gave
on this great battlefield.

(east side)
Kershaw's Brigade
2nd S.C. Regiment
3d S.C. Regiment
7th S.C. Regiment
8th S.C. Regiment
15th S.C. Regiment
James' (3d) S.C. Battalion

Killed 65
Wounded 438
Missing 1

Of Manigault's Brigade
10th S.C. Regiment
19th S.C. Regiment
Consolidated

Killed 26
Mortally Wounded 40
Wounded 170

Of Gist's Brigade
24th S.C. Regiment

Killed 43
Wounded 114
Missing 12

Culpepper's Battery
Wounded 14
 
Erected 1901 by State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1342.)
 
Location. 34° 55.511′ N, 85° 16.059′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Chickamauga Road south of Vittetoe Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is due west of the car pull over. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
2. South Carolina State Monument Marker
Front Inscription
are within walking distance of this marker. 19th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 82nd Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Connell's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 19th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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, “35' granite monument with a 15' 9" x 9' 9" base features a 25' obelisk on a rusticated pedestal. Bronze figures of an infantryman and an artilleryman stand at the obelisk's base. In 1905, the stone obelisk replaced the original 13' bronze palmetto tree....Originally, the monument was capped with a 13' high bronze palmetto tree. However, the tree kept losing its leaves, so in 1903 it was repaired or replaced. In 1905, the tree was removed and replaced with a 25' obelisk.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on September 25, 2015.) 

2. National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This
South Carolina State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
3. South Carolina State Monument Marker
Back Inscription
is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
4. South Carolina State Monument Marker
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
5. South Carolina State Monument Marker
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 14, 2008
6. South Carolina State Monument Marker
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1901
7. South Carolina State Monument
The monument was originally capped with a bronze, 13' palmetto tree. In September 1905, the tree was removed and replaced with an obelisk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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