Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry
Seventy-Second Regiment (Mounted)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 10 A.M.
to 4 P.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-823.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.42′ N, 85° 13.769′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the lowlands just east of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge. 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. Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walker's Division. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. Ύ mile away); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, "This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4'x 4' 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 north of Alexander Bridge."
In locating 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).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6, 7. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.