Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
7th Indiana Battery
Van Cleve's Division
Text on the Top, Front Side of the Monument:
3rd Division - Van Cleve.
21st Corps - Crittenden.
Text on the Bottom, Front Side of the Monument:
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Captain George R. Swallow, Commanding.
First Brigade (Samuel Beatty).
Third Division (VanCleve).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, this battery went into action at this place and was severely engaged. The horses of two of the guns were killed and the guns were taken from the field by hand. The other guns remained engaged until near night when they were withdrawn.
On Sunday, September 20th, the position of the Battery was left of the tanyard and west of the Brotherton's. It changed position to the north of Brotherton's, fighting. Retired from the field under orders with General Negley.
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° 54.908′ N, 85° 15.715′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field 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 #191". 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. A different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery19th Indiana Battery (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, “7'6" x 4'6" x 8' high, the rock-faced Inidana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step base, a rectangular shaft with an inscribed smooth-faced inset portion, and a pediment form at the top broken by a bronze state seal."
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 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.