Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
82nd Indiana Infantry
Eighty-Second Regiment Infantry.
First Brigade. (Connell)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 9 A.M.
to 12 M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-840.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 56.105′ N, 85° 14.587′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a park walking trail that runs south from the Reeds Bridge Road, and then junctions with an east to west secondary trail. The north-to-south trail head beginning on the south side of the street, at a roadside parking area. 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 35th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connell's Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 400 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 17th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (approx. Ό mile 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 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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “... standard Indiana regimental 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 regiment's position at Reed's Bridge Tower site."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.