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

5th Indiana Battery

3rd Brigade - Baldwin.

 

2nd Division - Johnson

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

5th Indiana Battery
3rd Brigade - Baldwin
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Fifth Battery.
Captain Peter Simonson, Commanding.
Third Brigade (Baldwin).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

Saturday, September 19th, 1863, at one p.m., this battery went into position and was actively engaged with its Brigade in the Reed Field near the place where Colonel Baldwin was killed, losing one gun.

Sunday morning, September 20th, the Battery was ordered to this position and here remained hotly engaged at intervals during the day. A second gun was disabled and lost. During the two days battle this Battery fired over 1,200 rounds of ammunition.
 
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-736.)
 
Location. 34° 55.778′ N, 85° 15.303′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #68 along Battleline Road”. 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 5th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
the monument is, “5'6" square at base & 12' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument is a smooth-faced obelisk on a rock-faced base. Inscription and bronze state seal in shaft, band of carved stars, and pedimented capstone.”

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 monumet'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 April 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking southeast of both the monument and of the guns placed along Battleline Road, to show the position of the Battery during the battle.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking northwest of both the monument and of the guns placed along Battleline Road, to show the position of the Battery during the battle.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the backside of the monument and the nearby tablets, looking northeast along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
7. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
8. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
9. 5th Indiana Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on January 19, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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