Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry
— Reynold's Division —
Seventy-Second Regiment (Mounted)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 7 P.M.
to 4 A.M. September 19th.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-827.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 54.184′ N, 85° 15.354′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. 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. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Kansas Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker Peeple's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Peeples' Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.2 miles 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, “This standard Indiana regimental marker 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. Marks regiment's position ¼ mile east of the Viniard House site.”
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.