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

42nd Indiana Infantry

John Beatty's Brigade

— Negley's Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on the Front Side of Monument:

42nd Indiana Infantry

1st Brigade, John Beatty
2nd Division, Negley
14th Corps. Thomas

Text on the Back Side of Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
to Her
Forty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel W. T. B. Mcintire.
First Brigade (John Beatty).
Second Division (Negley).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

On the 19th this regiment was at Owen's Ford below Crawfish Springs, skirmishing all day to keep a Confederate Division from crossing the Chickamauga. At 5 p.m. went to the relief of troops that were pressed near Brotherton House. Lay west of the Brotherton Field that night.

Sunday the 20th at an early hour, with its Brigade, moved north on the Lafayette Road and reported to General Thomas; was ordered to a position on the left of General Baird; was then ordered to this position and was immediately attacked by troops of Breckinridge's Division with an overwhelming force. Having no support fell back and reformed on the hills west of this position, and thence
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withdrew to Rossville under orders from General Negley.

Loss: Killed 4; Wounded 52; Missing 53; Total 109.
 
Erected by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-807.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.459′ N, 85° 15.477′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFafette Road south of Reeds Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the grounds of the McDonald House, in fact, it is a short distance north of the front northwest corner of the McDonald House. 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. W. M. Cockrum Memorial (here, next to this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); To Right of Confederate Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brannan's Division (about
42nd Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
400 feet away); Liddell's Division (about 400 feet away); Route of Van Derveer's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about 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 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 Monument Numbering System).”
 
42nd Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
42nd Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
42nd Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument situated on the grounds of the McDonald House, and located a short distance north of the northwest corner of the McDonald House.
42nd Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. 42nd Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument on the grounds of the McDonald House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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