Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
22nd Indiana Infantry
— Davis' Division —
First Division, Davis.
20th Corps - McCook.
Text on the Bottom Front Side of the Monument:
Twenty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Michael Gooding, Commanding.
First Brigade (Post).
First Division (Davis).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).
Marched from Steven's Gap September 20th, guarding supply train off Lookout Mountain on left and rear of enemy. Had slight skirmish at Chattanooga Creek but succeeded in getting train with in the Union lines with loss of a few men and horses captured. Arrived at Crawfish Springs about 3 p.m., and took position with cavalry forces commanded by General Mitchell, and marched from there about 5 p.m. same day, arriving in Chattanooga Valley at the foot of Lookout Mountain about 8 p.m.
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-786.)
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° 54.446′ N, 85° 16.393′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". 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. 5th Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry 4th Indiana Cavalry (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 marker is a monument that is, “7'6" x 7'6" x 12'6", monument consists of alternating bands of rock-faced & smooth-faced granite. Cartridge box & canteen carved in base; smooth-faced inscription panel & state seal in shaft; top is pyramidal."
In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 188 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."
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 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.