Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
4th Indiana Battery
Fourth Battery. (Flansburg)
Second Brigade. (Starkweather)
First Division. (Baird)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 11:30 a.m.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-733.)
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° 55.681′ N, 85° 14.794′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this stone marker is located on the, "1934 Chickamauga Battlefield Monument Location Map, Site #72". 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 distance4th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Scribner's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Scribner's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (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 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 north of Reed and Winfrey fields."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.