Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Indiana Battery
— Reynold's Division —
Eighteenth Battery. (Lilly)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 2:30 P.M.
to 5 P.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-754.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.278′ N, 85° 15.845′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the open field just west of the site of the Viniard 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. 92nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123rd Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away); Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (about 600 feet away); 2nd Georgia Infantry (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 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 battery's position on northwest of Viniard House."
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,
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.