Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
7th Indiana Battery
Dick's Brigade - Van Cleve's Division
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
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-739.)
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° 55.418′ 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 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.