It's all about the 'O' in Fort Oglethorpe

Lightfoot player John "Sole Man" Neal bats during the 6th Cavalry Cup Championship vintage baseball game at the Barnhardt Circle polo field.

When the main drag through town is called Battlefield Parkway, it's not surprising that Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., has a rich military past. While it became an incorporated city less than 70 years ago in 1949, the area that would be named Fort Oglethorpe (in honor of Georgia founder James Edward Oglethorpe) has a past, making parts of the town something of a history exhibit. The area's history takes in the Civil War, and the Army post around which the town sprung up served as a military outpost during the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II.

The Army post's former polo grounds, encircled by stately houses built for officers, today are the site of holiday celebrations, and Fort Oglethorpe is home to the southernmost installation of Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and the 6th Cavalry Museum, which details the area's military history.