Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Indiana Battery
Eighth Battery. (Estep)
First Brigade. (Buell)
First Division. (Wood)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M.-
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-746.)
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° 55.349′ N, 85° 16.149′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is located on the high ground on the west side 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 8th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 7th Indiana 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 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 battery's position northwest of Dyer House.”
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 75 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.