Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alabama State Monument
Text from the west side of the monument:
who fought and fell on
This shaft shall point to
those exciting scenes and
visions long since flown,
for memory is the only
friend that grief can
call its own.
Text from the north side of the monument:
Text from the east side of the monument:
Text from the south side of the monument:
Erected 1913 by State of Alabama. (Marker Number MT-1239.)
Location. 34° 55.472′ N, 85° 15.424′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road near Alexanders Bridge Road Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the very end of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road, but on the opposite side of the street from the majority of the markers. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road, map site #126”. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia 4th Battalion Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reynold's Division (about 300 feet away); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (about 300 feet away); 21st Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Turchin's Brigade. (about 400 feet away); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (about 400 feet 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, “32'6" high monument consists of two-step base measuring 7' square and a pedestal with four carved stone cannon tubes at the corners that supports an obelisk with a single carved band. Inscriptions adorn the pedestal.”
The National Park Service also identifies Tocoa Cozant, & E. E. Betts, as being the Designer and Architect of this monument.
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 (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.