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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

18th Indiana Battery

1st Brigade - Wilder

 

4th Division - Reynolds

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
Indiana.
Eighteenth Battery. (Lilly)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 10:00 A.M.
to 4 P.M.


 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-753.)
 
Location. 34° 54.653′ N, 85° 13.913′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south on Alexander Bridge Road. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, just south of a large traffic island, at the intersection of two park roadways, a short distance north of the Alexander Bridge. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, "Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Alexander House Site at the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Alexander-Viniard Road. 1934 Chickamauga Battlefield Monument Location Map, Site #101". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
A close-up view of the text affixed to this marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. mile away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walthall's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Stanford's Mississippi Battery. (approx. mile 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, "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 September 18, 1863, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m."

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
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Alexander Bridge Road, with the 18th Indiana Battery tablet situated just behind the marker.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the backside of the marker, with the marker situated at the edge of a clearing, next to the 18th Indiana Battery tablet.
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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