Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
86th Indiana Infantry
—Van Cleve's Division —
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Ninth Regiment Infantry.
George F. Dick, Colonel.
Second Brigade (Dick).
Third Division (VanCleve).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).
Friday, P.M., September 18th, 1863, this Regiment with its Brigade was ordered from Crawfish Springs to support Wood's Division, then engaged near Lee and Gordon's Mill.
Saturday, September 19th, with its Brigade, met and repulsed the severe charge of Stewart's Division east of LaFayette Road, after which it was ordered to the position where this monument stands and aided in successfully resisting the fierce assaults of the enemy from 4 until 4:30 p.m., when it was compelled to retire by reason of a heavy flank movement of the enemy on the right.
Sunday morning, September 20th, in line west of LaFayette Road near Kelly Field, severely engaged for a short time with Breckinridge's troops, and upon retiring took position on the next ridge beyond the Snodgrass House, and about 5 p.m. marched to McFarland's Gap.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-843.)
Location. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brotherton Field, map site #191". 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. Dick's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 74th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National
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 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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