Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
86th Indiana Infantry
Van Cleve's Division
Eighty-Sixth Regiment Infantry.
Third Division.(Van Cleve)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 2 p.m.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-847.)
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° 54.893′ N, 85° 15.535′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on 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/horse 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. Dick's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 13th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry Van Cleve's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 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' 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 east of Brotherton Field."
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 October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.