Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
74th Indiana Infantry
Seventy-Fourth Regiment Infantry.
Second Brigade. (Croxton)
Third Division. (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 12:30 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-830.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.608′ N, 85° 15.411′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about two thirds of the way through the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, it refers to using the “1934 Chickamauga Battlefield Monument Location Map, Site 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. 6th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 23rd Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); Hazen's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker is a, “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 Kelly Field."
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 monument and the monument'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 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.