Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Kentucky Infantry (USA)
Inf. U.S. Vols.
Erected 1899 by State of Kentucky. (Marker Number MT-866.)
Location. 34° 55.782′ N, 85° 15.312′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road 0.3 miles south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Division (here, next to this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both
The marker was erected in 1899 and is 1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.
Also see . . .
1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
2. 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 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2015, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 31, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.