Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Indiana Battery
2nd Brigade - Starkweather
—1st Division - Baird —
2nd Brigade - Starkweather
1st Division - Baird
14th Corps - Thomas
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Lieutenant David Flansburg and
Lieutenant Henry J. Willitts, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Starkweather).
First Division (Baird).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).
September 19th, this battery went into action northwest of the Reed Field at 10 a.m. Five of its guns were captured, but were soon recovered, and the battery retired to refit. It then returned to the field with four guns, and was engaged in the night fighting in which Colonel Baldwin was killed. It subsequently withdrew to the Kelly Field.
September 20th, moved into this position at 9 a.m. and held it until 5:30 p.m., at times fighting desperately, and at sunset retired with the Brigade to Rossville.
Erected by State of Indiana. (Marker Number 731.)
Location. 34° 55.909′ N, 85° 15.27′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline 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. A different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 24th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Scribner's Brigade (about 400 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 park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.