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

18th Indiana Battery

Wilder's Brigade

 

—Reynolds’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
Indiana.
Eighteenth Battery. (Lilly)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 4:30 P.M.


 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-755.)
 
Location. 34° 54.849′ N, 85° 15.729′ 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 marker is located in the, “Brotherton Field". 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 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text that is affixed to this marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th 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 Park Service, “This standard Indiana 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 battery's position in center of Brotherton Field."

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 marker and the marker'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
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
A view, looking south, of both the marker, and the now vacated cannon site, situated at the very end of the Union battleline, on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
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 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the backside of the marker, looking southeast, with the 18th Indiana Battery tablet situated immediately behind the marker.
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
A view from the extreme southern end of the line of Union tablets markers, and monuments, of both the tablet, and the featured marker of the 18th Indiana Battery, looking north along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016.
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