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Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

68th Indiana Infantry

King's Brigade

 

— Reynolds' Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
1. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Sixty Eighth Regiment Infantry.
(Espy)
Second Brigade. (King)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 P.M.


 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-821.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 54.745′ N, 85° 15.508′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. 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 that is in the woods east of the LaFayette Road. 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. 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Deas' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 44th Indiana Infantry
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
(about 700 feet away); To Dalton's Ford / To Thedford's Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); 86th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dick's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown's Brigade (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 southeast of the Brotherton House."
 
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
A distant view, of the featured marker, looking south along the secondary park hiking trail.
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, of the featured marker, looking south along the secondary park hiking trail.
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
5. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, of the featured marker, looking north along the secondary park hiking trail.
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
6. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
A distant view, of the featured marker, looking north along the secondary park hiking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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