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

5th Indiana Battery

Baldwin's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
5th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
4 James, 2 Napoleons
Baldwin's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Captain Peter Simonson, Commanding
1st Lieutenant Alfred Morrison. (wounded).
2d Lieutenant George H. Briggs.
2d Lieutenant Jacob F. Ellison.

The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning on the left of the Brigade front line and on the right of Baird's Division, and commenced the construction of log breastworks. It occupied this position during the day, and was hotly engaged from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Battery fired in this position over 1000 rounds of ammunition and during the two days 1247 rounds. In leaving this position, during a fierce assault, the battery, having lost one gun the day before, lost another disabled by a solid shot; this gun was spiked. From this line the battery moved to Rossville via McFarland's Gap and encamped for the night. Casualties of the battle: officers wounded 1; men killed 1; men wounded 6; men missing 1; horses shot 30; guns and caissons lost 2.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 735.)
 
Location.
5th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet, situated directly behind the 5th Indiana Battery Monument, alongside the Battleline Road.
34° 55.78′ N, 85° 15.303′ 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 tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of 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. A different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Division (here, next to this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd 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 at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
5th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated to the left of the Johnson Division tablet, along the side of the Battleline Road.
Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
5th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking southeast of both the tablet and of the guns placed along Battleline Road, to show the position of the Battery during the battle.
5th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet and the nearby 5th Battery Monument, looking northeast along Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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