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

31st Indiana

Cruft's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. 31st Indiana Marker
Inscription.
Indiana.
Thirty-First Regiment Infantry, (Smith)
First Brigade, (Cruft)
Second Division, (Palmer)
Twenty-First Corps, (Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 4 P.M.
till night.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-793.)
 
Location. 34° 55.143′ N, 85° 15.234′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. Grose's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmer's Division (about 400 feet away); Cruft's Brigade (about 500 feet away); McLaw's Division (about 500 feet away); Humphrey's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
31st Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. 31st Indiana Marker
Close-up view of the text on the monument.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, "This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position 1/2 mile east of the Brotherton House."

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 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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
31st Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. 31st Indiana Marker
View of the marker looking east along the Brotherton Road.
31st Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. 31st Indiana Marker
View of the marker looking towards the thick woods in the background.
31st Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. 31st Indiana Marker
View of the marker, looking towards the park walking trail going off into the woods just to the west of the marker.
31st Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. 31st Indiana Marker
View of the marker looking west along the Brotherton Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 16 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 September 13, 2016.
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