Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
58th Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Buell
—1st Division - Wood —
1st Brigade - Buell.
1st Division - Wood.
21st Corps - Crittenden.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Fifty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel James T. Embree, Commanding.
First Brigade (Buell).
First Division (Wood).
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).
This Regiment formed line of battle about 2:40 p.m., September 19th, charged the enemy, driving him from Viniard House across and east of LaFayette Road, and reformed on line with this monument, where a severe engagement ensued, with very heavy loss during the afternoon. Morning of September 20th went into position at Brotherton Farm and was soon hotly engaged. Moved at 11 a.m. with its Brigade to the left, and became involved in the break at the center. A considerable portion of the Regiment rallied on Snodgrass Hill and remained till the close of the battle.
Loss in battle: Killed 16; wounded and missing 155.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-816.)
Location. 34° 54.183′ N, 85° 15.65′ W. Marker is Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Army Corps (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, the monument is, "8' x 6' x 17', the rock-faced Indiana oolitic limestone monument has an inset, inscribed smooth-faced panel in shaft and
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 March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 10. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.