Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
35th Indiana Infantry
Van Cleve's Division
Thirty-Fifth Regiment Infantry. (Dufficy)
Third Brigade. (Barnes)
Third Division. (VanCleve)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 P.M. until dark.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-797.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1893.
Location. 34° 53.915′ N, 85° 15.683′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. 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. Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laiboldt's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet 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, the monument is, “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 September 19, 1863, from 3:00 p.m. until dark.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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 October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.