Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Indiana Battery
— Reynolds' Division —
Eighteenth Battery. (Lilly)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 4:30 P.M.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-755.)
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° 54.849′ N, 85° 15.729′ 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 marker 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 marker is located in the, “Brotherton Field". 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 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (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, “This standard Indiana 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 battery's position in center of Brotherton 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 marker and the marker'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 September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.