Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry
— Reynolds' Division —
Seventeenth Regiment (Mounted)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M. to
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-782.)
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° 54.393′ N, 85° 16.376′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker 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), near the Wilder Tower. 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. 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder´s Defense (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, “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 near Wilder Tower."
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 October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.