Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina State Monument
erects this monument to commemorate
the valor they proved, and the lives they gave
on this great battlefield.
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
Of Manigault's Brigade
10th S.C. Regiment
19th S.C. Regiment
Mortally Wounded 40
Of Gist's Brigade
24th S.C. Regiment
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 are within 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (a few steps from this marker); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gracie's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 7th South Carolina Infantry (about 800 feet away); McLaw's Division (about 800 feet away); 15th South Carolina 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 (Submitted on April 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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