Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
6th Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade - Baldwin.
—2nd Division - Johnson —
3rd Brigade - Baldwin
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Sixth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Hagerman Tripp, Commanding
Third Brigade (Baldwin).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).
The Regiment arrived in this vicinity at 12 M., September 19th, formed line, advanced with the Brigade, meeting the enemy half a mile in front of this position, and driving him to the vicinity of the Winfrey field; held that position until sunset; then moved a short distance to the left and was attacked, fighting hand to hand. In this engagement Colonel P.P. Baldwin was killed, remained until near 9 p.m., and returned to this position. This stone marks the position of the Sixth Indiana, September 20th, where it was hotly engaged. Colonel Tripp was wounded here. At 5:30 p.m. the Regiment withdrew under fire with the Division to the woods west of the Kelly field, and thence to Rossville.
Casualties: killed 13, wounded 116, missing 31, total 160.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number
Location. 34° 55.766′ N, 85° 15.31′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about midway in the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 32nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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