Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
7th Indiana Battery
Beatty's Brigade Van Cleve's Division
Seventh Battery. (Swallow)
First Brigade. (Sam Beatty)
Third Division. (Van Cleve)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863. 5 P. M.
To 7 P. M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-742.)
Location. 34° 55.11′ N, 85° 16.389′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park along a park trail that crosses the Dry Road near coordinates (N 34.917 W 85.273). Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. Pass the small Dyer cemetery, the marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path. 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. 35th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade Van Cleve's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dick's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); York's Georgia Battery. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harker's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This standard Indiana regimental marker, built in 1898, 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. It marker the units location on September 19, 1863 from 5 pm to 7 pm.
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 tablet and the tablet'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 . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. 7th Indiana Battery Marker. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.