Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
88th Indiana Infantry
John Beatty's Brigade
— Negley's Division —
Eighty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
First Brigade. (J. Beatty)
Second Division. (Negley)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 6:30 P.M.
to 7:30 A.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-853.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.881′ N, 85° 15.964′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located just off the roadway, to the west, in an open field. 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. Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Negley's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 104th Illinois Infantry (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, "This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4'x 4' 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 near the tanyard."
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 August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.