Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Indiana Battery
— Johnson's Division —
Fifth Battery. (Simonson)
Third Brigade. (Baldwin)
Second Division. (Johnson)
Twentieth Corps. (McCook)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-737.)
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° 55.591′ N, 85° 14.575′ 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 located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in woods north of Winfrey Field, map site #101". 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 5th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 1st Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scribner’s Brigade (about 300 feet away); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 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 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 Winfrey Field."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 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.