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

87th Indiana Infantry

VanDerveer's Brigade

 

—Brannan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
1. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry.
(Gleason)
Third Brigade. (VanDerveer)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 10 a.m.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-849.)
 
Location. 34° 55.889′ N, 85° 15.561′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Derveer's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of this marker.
of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 47th Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Stovall's Brigade (about 300 feet away). 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, “This standard Indiana regimental 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 regiment's position in nortwest corner of Kelly Field."

In locating this marker 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 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 August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
3. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the featured marker, looking east, towards the 2nd Minnesota Infantry monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the featured marker, with a view of the Van Derveer's Brigade tablet, and the Lafayette Road, in the background.
87th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
5. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
A distant view of the featured marker, looking east from the Van Derveer's Brigade tablet, with a far distant view of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry in the background.
87th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
6. 87th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker in the Kelly Field.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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