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

32nd Indiana Infantry

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the front side of the monument:

32nd Regiment Indiana Infantry.
1st Brigade - Willich, 2nd Division - Johnson.
20th Corps - McCook.

Text on the back side of the monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Thirty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer, Commanding.
Lieutenant Colonel Myron Baker, Commanding
First Brigade (Willich).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

This Regiment in the morning of September 19th, 1863, marched with its Brigade from the right of the Union Army to the support of General Thomas. Reached the field about 10 a.m., and at once became engaged with the enemy about one fourth of a mile in rear of this position, from which line this regiment, with other regiments of the Brigade, charged the enemy and drove him from the line on which this monument stands. In the charge this regiment captured two pieces of artillery, three caissons, and many prisoners. At 5 p.m. withdrew from the field under orders.
Casualties September
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
19th - 20th: Killed, 1 officer, 20 men; Wounded, 4 officers, 77 men; Missing, 20 men. Total 122.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-794.)
 
Location. 34° 55.401′ N, 85° 14.587′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge Road). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near intersection of Brotherton Road and Alexander Bridge Road, map site #105". 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. Willich's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walthall's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Johnson's Division (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, the monument is, “8' x 6'6" x 14' high, the rock-faced monument of Indiana oolitic limestone has a stepped base and a shaft that incorporates the state seal. Pyramidal top supports sculpture of eagle with banner in its beak astride stacked stone cannonballs."

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 monument and the monument'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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Distant view of the monument in the back of a small roadside picnic area, located very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge Road and Brotherton Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 32nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument near the back edge of the clearing and near the beginning of the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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