Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2d Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
—Cheatham's Division. —
Major Richard H. Whiteley.
5:30 P.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1295.)
Location. 34° 56.051′ N, 85° 15.29′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. 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. 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry 30th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This monument appears near the center of a line of Georgia monuments that are aligned opposite the Union monuments positioned along the northern end of Battleline Road.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 5:30 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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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 October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 18, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.