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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

38th Indiana Infantry

1st Brigade - Scribner

 

1st Division - Baird

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

38th Regiment Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Scribner
1st Division - Baird
14th Corps - Thomas

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Thirty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
First Brigade (Scribner).
First Division (Baird).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin commanding, was one of the first in Baird's Division to engage the enemy Saturday morning, September 19th, 1863. It also assisted in withstanding the attack of Cleburne's Division at night.

This monument marks the position held by the regiment from daylight Sunday morning, September 20th, 1863, until ordered to retire at 5:30 p.m. During the day several assaults of the enemy were repulsed.

Killed 13; Wounded 57; Missing 39.
 
Erected by State of Indiana. (Marker Number 804.)
 
Location. 34° 55.925′ N, 85° 15.289′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
, 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 near the northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along 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. 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 94th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list 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 number for this monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the back side of this monument.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
38th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the backside of the monument and of the landscape beyond the monument.
38th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016.
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