Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
31st Indiana Infantry
Thirty-First Regiment Infantry, (Smith)
First Brigade, (Cruft)
Second Division, (Palmer)
Twenty-First Corps, (Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 4 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-793.)
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° 55.143′ N, 85° 15.234′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. 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. Grose's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmer's Division (about 400 feet away); Cruft's Brigade (about 500 feet McLaw's Division (about 500 feet away); Humphreys' Brigade (about 600 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 600 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, "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 1/2 mile east of the Brotherton House."
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 tablet and the tablet'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 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.