Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
35th Indiana Infantry
— Van Cleve's Division —
Thirty-Fifth Regiment Infantry. (Dufficy)
Third Brigade. (Barnes)
Third Division. (VanCleve)
Saturday, September 20th, 1863, 3 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-798.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.083′ N, 85° 16.382′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park along a park trail that crosses the Dry Road near coordinates (N 34.917 W 85.273). Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. Pass the small Dyer cemetery, the marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path. 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 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade (about 400 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Harker's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Cleve's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This standard Indiana regimental marker, built in 1898, 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. It marker the units location on September 20, 1863, from 3 A.M. to 9 A.M.
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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
Also see . . . Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.