Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
88th Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Beatty
— 2nd Division - Negley —
Front Side of Monument:
1st Brigade, John Beatty
2nd Division, Negley
14th Corps, Thomas
Back Side of Monument:
Eighty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel George Humphrey, Commanding.
First Brigade (John Beatty). Second Division (Negley). Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).
On September 19, 1863, up to 5 p.m., this Regiment was in the vicinity of Glass' Mill, where with its Brigade it supported Bridges' and Schultz's Batteries in an engagement with the enemy. In the evening it moved to the Brotherton place and bivouacked. On Sunday morning, September 20, it moved with its Brigade to this position where the Brigade being assailed by the Brigades of Adams and Stovall, was broken, and the regiment forced southwestward toward Snodgrass Hill. It there took position in support of General Negley's artillery, and afterwards accompanied this officer to Rossville.
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 56.483′ N, 85° 15.544′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Post Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the western side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the northern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park, just north of the park's Visitor Center. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument in north end of McDonald Field, west of 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. J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fowler's Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); W. M. Cockrum Memorial (about 400 feet away); Warren's Mississippi Light Artillery (about To the Opening of the Battle (about 400 feet away); To Right of Confederate 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, “9' x 6' x 15' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step rock-faced base and a smooth-faced, inscribed shaft with a bronze state seal. Castellated capstone is topped by carved acorn finial.”
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)."
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.