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

22nd Indiana Infantry

Post's Brigade

 

—Davis’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Top Front Side of the Monument:

First Brigade, Post.
First Division, Davis.
20th Corps - McCook.

Text on the Bottom Front Side of the Monument:

22nd Indiana Infantry

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
to Her
Twenty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Michael Gooding, Commanding.
First Brigade (Post).
First Division (Davis).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

Marched from Steven's Gap September 20th, guarding supply train off Lookout Mountain on left and rear of enemy. Had slight skirmish at Chattanooga Creek but succeeded in getting train with in the Union lines with loss of a few men and horses captured. Arrived at Crawfish Springs about 3 p.m., and took position with cavalry forces commanded by General Mitchell, and marched from there about 5 p.m. same day, arriving in Chattanooga Valley at the foot of Lookout Mountain about 8 p.m.
 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-786.)
 
Location. 34° 54.446′ N, 85° 16.393′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". 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. 5th Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Cavalry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (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 marker is a monument that is,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side and left side of the monument.
“7'6" x 7'6" x 12'6", monument consists of alternating bands of rock-faced & smooth-faced granite. Cartridge box & canteen carved in base; smooth-faced inscription panel & state seal in shaft; top is pyramidal."

In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 188 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."

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 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument (seen on the left), looking west. The trail seen between the two monuments leads to Long Hollow Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking west. The trail seen by the monument leads to the Long Hollow Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
8. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking east, into the early morning light.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
9. 22nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016.
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