Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Indiana Battery
3rd Brigade - Baldwin.
—2nd Division - Johnson —
3rd Brigade - Baldwin
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
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
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,
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 •
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.