Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
87th Indiana Infantry
— Brannan's Division —
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry.
Third Brigade. (VanDerveer)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 8 a.m.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-850.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 56.126′ N, 85° 14.491′ W. Marker is in 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 at the end of a secondary park walking trail. To get there one should travel on a walking trail that runs south from the Reeds Bridge Road, and then junctions with a secondary trail that goes off to the east, where the marker is located. The trail head, for the north-to-south trail begins on 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. 35th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 700 feet away); Connell's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles 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, “This 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 northeast of Reed's Bridge Tower site."
Also see . . . 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker - Sept. 19, 1863 - Battle of Chickamauga. Civil War Battlefield Monuments entry (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.