Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Indiana Battery
Text on the Front Side of the monument:
Text on the Back Side of the monument:
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
Third Brigade (Turchin).
Fourth Division (Reynolds).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).
September 19th, 1863, this Battery went into action northeast of the Poe House, and fired 180 rounds. At 3 P.M., was moved near to Brock Field and took position, and went into action, firing case and canister until about 4:30 P.M., when the Brigade withdrew.
September 20th, went into position at this point and was engaged for several hours, after which moved a short distance to the rear and was engaged until 2 P.M., when it was ordered to the rear and out of action.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-767.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.525′ N, 85° 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. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Reynolds' Division (a few steps from this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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, “7'6" x 5'3" x 9' high, the rock-faced monument of Indiana oolitic limestone has a beveled two-step base and a rectangular shaft to which a bronze plaque is attached. Castellated capstone incorporates bronze state seal and has five granite cannon balls on the top.”
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 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.