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

79th Indiana Infantry

S. Beatty's Brigade

— Van Cleve's Division —

 
 
79th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 79th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Seventy-Ninth Regiment Infantry.
(Kneffler)
First Brigade.(S. Beatty)
Third Division.(Van Cleve)
Twenty-First Corps.(Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 2:30 p.m.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-837.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.934′ N, 85° 15.463′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance south of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. 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. Carnes' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Stewart's Division (a few steps from this marker); 28th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 southeast of the Brotherton Cabin."

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
79th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 79th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
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).”
 
79th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 79th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the marker at the northern edge of the Carne's Tennessee Battery site.
79th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 79th Indiana Infantry Marker
View from the backside of the marker, looking south, towards the Carne's Tennessee Battery site and Carne's Tennessee Battery monument.
79th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 79th Indiana Infantry Marker
View from the front side of the marker, looking north, along the park walking trail, that leads to additional tablets, markers, and monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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