Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
9th Indiana Infantry
— Palmer's Division —
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
2nd Brigade - Hazen.
2nd Division - Palmer.
21st Corps - Crittenden.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Ninth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Isaac C. B. Suman, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Hazen).
Second Division (Palmer).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).
September 19th, this Regiment went into action near the Brock Field, about 2 p.m., and lost heavily; near 3:30 p.m. retired and refilled boxes in the vicinity of the Poe House; moved to this point, there confronted an advancing column of the enemy in overwhelming numbers and compelled it to pause; engaged it for 30 minutes and lost heavily (3 officers killed).
September 20th, at daylight in line at southeast corner of Kelly Field and held its line until 3:30 p.m. at Snodgrass Field assisted in repulsing Longstreet's last assault. Near dusk was sent to the right of Brannan's Division, and after the capture of three regiments on the right
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-772.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.026′ N, 85° 15.672′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field a short distance south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this, “Monument (is) located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brotherton Field, map site #195. 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. S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Hazen's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (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 monument is, “9'4" x 6' x 12'9", the monument is a squat, smooth-faced obelisk set on a stepped base. Shaft has an inscription and incorporates a bronze state seal at 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 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 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.