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

21st Indiana Battery

Turchin's Brigade

 

—Reynolds’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 21st Indiana Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side of the monument:

21st Indiana Battery

Text on the Back Side of the monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Twenty-First Battery.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
Third Brigade (Turchin).
Fourth Division (Reynolds).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

September 19th, 1863, this Battery went into action northeast of the Poe House, and fired 180 rounds. At 3 P.M., was moved near to Brock Field and took position, and went into action, firing case and canister until about 4:30 P.M., when the Brigade withdrew.

September 20th, went into position at this point and was engaged for several hours, after which moved a short distance to the rear and was engaged until 2 P.M., when it was ordered to the rear and out of action.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-767.)
 
Location. 34° 55.525′ N, 85° 15.435′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 21st Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located near the end of the long 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. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Reynold's Division (a few steps from this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 21st Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
21st Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 21st Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
21st Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 21st Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument and gun battery, looking west, in the direction of the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. 21st Indiana Battery 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 134 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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