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

74th Indiana Infantry

Croxton's Brigade

 

—Brannan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text from the front side of the monument:

2nd Brigade - Croxton.
3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas.

74th Regiment Indiana Infantry

Text from the back side of the monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Seventy-Fourth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Charles W. Chapman, Commanding.
Lieutenant Colonel Myron Baker, Commanding
Second Brigade (Croxton).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

Here on the morning of September 19th, 1863, this regiment with its Brigade opened the Battle of Chickamauga. After five hours fighting the enemy was repulsed on this part of the field.
On Sunday, September 20th, this Regiment with another was separated from its command and fought independently through out the afternoon.
Casualties: officers killed and wounded 13; enlisted men killed 20; wounded 114; missing 10; total 157.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-828.)
 
Location. 34° 55.675′ N, 85° 14.196′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, in woods north of Brotherton Road, just a short distance off of a park horse trail. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #82 in woods north of Brotherton Road along horse trail". 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. 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); 30th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Howell's Georgia Battery (about 800 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, the monument is, “10' x 6' x 11' high, the monument has a stepped base and a shaft made up of three rock-faced
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
courses and a central smooth-faced panel that is inscribed and incorporates bronze state seal. Central panel has cornice & pyramidal cap."

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 . . .  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 October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking south along the park horse trail, of the monument, seen just off to the left (east) of the main trail.
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking north along the park horse trail, of the monument, seen just off to the right (east) of the main trail.
74th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 74th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument, while looking along a secondary trail that leads to the nearby main horse trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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