Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
44th Indiana Infantry
—Van Cleve's Division —
Text on the Top Front Side of the Monument:
3rd Division - Van Cleve
21st Corps - Crittenden
Text on the Bottom Front Side of the Monument:
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Forty - Fourth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Simeon C. Aldrich, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Dick).
Third Division (VanCleve).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).
September 18, 1863, this regiment supported Wilder's Brigade in the afternoon and night.
September 19, after having assisted in successfully meeting one of the severest charges of Stewart's Division 300 yards east of this position, the Regiment retired and held this part of the line against a determined attack of the enemy until about 4:30 p.m., when the line being flanked on the right it was compelled to retire.
September 20, fought in line with its Division until the break in the center of Union lines, when Colonel Aldrich led it to General Thomas' line and went into action with Harker's Brigade, and fought until ordered from the field about 5 p.m.
Location. 34° 54.892′ N, 85° 15.722′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. Reynolds' Division (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); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Brigade (within shouting distance Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “7' square at base & 15' high, the monument has a tapering rock-faced shaft with inset, inscribed smooth-faced panel. State seal is at top of shaft, and cap is pyramidal with a rock-faced stone as a finial."
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, 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 25, 2016.)
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