Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Indiana Battery
—Reynold's Division —
Nineteenth Battery. (Harris)
Second Brigade. (King)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M.
to 5:30 P.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-764.)
Location. 34° 55.644′ N, 85° 15.545′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. 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, at the south edge of the Kelly Field, and a short distance east of the Lafayette 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. To The Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Opening of the Battle (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Route of Croxton's Brigade (about 400 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 400 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 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 battery's position at south end of Kelly Field."
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 marker. (Submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.