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

7th Indiana Battery

Dick's Brigade - Van Cleve's Division

 

Crittenden's Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.  
7th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
4 10 Pounder Parrotts, 2 Napoleons.
Dick's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain George R. Swallow, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Otho H. Morgan.
1st Lieutenant John C. Fislar,(Captured).
2nd Lieutenant George M. Repp.
2nd Lieutenant Columbus S. Pound.

The Battery took position with Van Cleve's Division early in the morning on slope of Missionary Ridge west of this position. The Division advanced to the front followed by the Battery, which took position in rear of the infantry in the open field; was soon ordered by Major Mendenhall to move to the left and when near this position halted for further orders: taking position a little retired. The enemy then opened a heavy fire of musketry in front. The infantry soon fell back and the Battery opened on the enemy's assaulting column composed of one brigade; the fire of the batteries on this line, though very rapid, failed to check them. They reached the guns; when with difficulty the battery retired in great haste and much confusion, leaving
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet in the foreground, with the 7th Indiana Battery marker immediately behind it.
Lieutenant Fislar, one sergeant, one man and one gun in the enemy's hands. Formed in rear of this position but did no firing, and retired soon after noon with troops under General Negley and encamped near Rossville at night. casualties: 1 officer missing; 8 men wounded; and one parrott gun.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-739.)
 
Location. 34° 55.418′ N, 85° 16.156′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is located on the high ground in the northwest corner of the Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. 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. A different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the 7th Indiana Battery marker in the foreground, with the featured tablet immediately behind it.
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away); 26th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 8th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about 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 monument and the monument'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 . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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