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

6th Indiana Infantry

3rd Brigade - Baldwin.

— 2nd Division - Johnson —

 
 
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

6th Regiment Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade - Baldwin
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Sixth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Hagerman Tripp, Commanding
Third Brigade (Baldwin).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

The Regiment arrived in this vicinity at 12 M., September 19th, formed line, advanced with the Brigade, meeting the enemy half a mile in front of this position, and driving him to the vicinity of the Winfrey field; held that position until sunset; then moved a short distance to the left and was attacked, fighting hand to hand. In this engagement Colonel P.P. Baldwin was killed, remained until near 9 p.m., and returned to this position. This stone marks the position of the Sixth Indiana, September 20th, where it was hotly engaged. Colonel Tripp was wounded here. At 5:30 p.m. the Regiment withdrew under fire with the Division to the woods west of
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the Kelly field, and thence to Rossville.
Casualties: killed 13, wounded 116, missing 31, total 160.
 
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-770.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.766′ N, 85° 15.31′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about midway in the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #68 along Battleline Road”. Touch for map. 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. 32nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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, “8'6" x 4'6" x 9', the monument is set on a double-slab, rock-faced base. Shaft is smooth-faced, inscribed, and incorporates bronze state seal and portrait bust of Col. P. P. Baldwin.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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)."
 
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the back side of this monument.
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline road.
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the backside of the monument and of the landscape beyond the monument.
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
7. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
A more distant view of the monument (the second large monument just beyond the cannon) looking south along Battleline Road.
6th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
8. 6th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the 6th Indiana monument in the foreground with the 32 Indiana monument in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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