Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
32nd Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Willich, 2nd Division - Johnson.
20th Corps - McCook.
Text on the back side of the monument:
Thirty-Second Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer, Commanding.
Lieutenant Colonel Myron Baker, Commanding
First Brigade (Willich).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).
This Regiment in the morning of September 19th, 1863, marched with its Brigade from the right of the Union Army to the support of General Thomas. Reached the field about 10 a.m., and at once became engaged with the enemy about one fourth of a mile in rear of this position, from which line this regiment, with other regiments of the Brigade, charged the enemy and drove him from the line on which this monument stands. In the charge this regiment captured two pieces of artillery, three caissons, and many prisoners.
Sunday, September 20th, in the afternoon, moved to the left wing of the Union Army, east
At 5 p.m. withdrew from the field under orders.
Casualties September 19th - 20th: Killed, 1 officer, 20 men; Wounded, 4 officers, 77 men; Missing, 20 men. Total 122.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-794.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.401′ N, 85° 14.587′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge Road). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near intersection of Brotherton Road and Alexander Bridge Road, map site #105". 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. Willich's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walthall's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Johnson's Division (about 300 feet away). 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, “8' x 6'6" x 14' high, the rock-faced monument of Indiana oolitic limestone has a stepped base and a shaft that incorporates the state seal. Pyramidal top supports sculpture of eagle with banner in its beak astride stacked stone cannonballs."
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 monument and the monument'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 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.