Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
31st Indiana Infantry Regiment
— Palmer's Division —
Thirty-first Regiment Infantry. (Smith)
First Brigade. (Cruft)
Second Division (Palmer)
Twenty-first Corps. (Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-792.)
Topics. This memorial 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° 55.057′ N, 85° 15.061′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Brotherton Road west 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 distance off one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, just south the Brock Field and into the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails. The marker is located in the woods at the south west corner of Brock’s Field. A path leads from the blue plaque for Turchin's Brigade (USA) to the marker. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 4th & 5th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Strahl's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (about 300 feet away); 36th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet 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. Marks regiment's position southwest of Brock 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).”
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.