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

68th Indiana Infantry

King's Brigade

 

—Reynolds'Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Sixty Eighth Regiment Infantry.
(Espy)
Second Brigade. (King)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M.
to 5 P.M.


 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-819.)
 
Location. 34° 55.592′ N, 85° 15.569′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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, in the wooded area between the Kelly Field and the Poe Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Stone marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods on the east side of the LaFayette Road between Kelly Field and Poe Field, map site #141". 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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
. E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of Baird's and Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Opening of the Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Route of Croxton's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Baird's Division (about 300 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (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 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 between the Poe and Kelly fields."

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
 
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the marker, in the woods, with a view of the Lafayette Road in the background.
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the marker situated in a clearing in the woods, with a trail that goes a short distance to the Lafayette Road.
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
 
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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 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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