Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment
—Reynold's Division —
Seventy-Second Regiment Infantry.
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-826.)
Location. 34° 54.36′ N, 85° 15.683′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road 0.2 miles north of Viniard-Alexander Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. 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. 2nd Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benning's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Harker's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 20th Georgia Infantry 35th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); Heg's Brigade (about 500 feet 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, at 3:00 pm.
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 . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-826). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the Battle of Chickamauga provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 26, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.