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

58th Indiana Infantry

1st Brigade - Buell

 

1st Division - Wood

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

58th Regiment Indiana Infantry.
1st Brigade - Buell.
1st Division - Wood.
21st Corps - Crittenden.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana Tribute
To Her
Fifty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel James T. Embree, Commanding.
First Brigade (Buell).
First Division (Wood).
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).

This Regiment formed line of battle about 2:40 p.m., September 19th, charged the enemy, driving him from Viniard House across and east of LaFayette Road, and reformed on line with this monument, where a severe engagement ensued, with very heavy loss during the afternoon. Morning of September 20th went into position at Brotherton Farm and was soon hotly engaged. Moved at 11 a.m. with its Brigade to the left, and became involved in the break at the center. A considerable portion of the Regiment rallied on Snodgrass Hill and remained till the close of the battle.
Loss in battle: Killed 16; wounded and missing 155.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-816.)
 
Location. 34° 54.183′ N, 85° 15.65′ W. Marker is
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (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 monument is, "8' x 6' x 17', the rock-faced Indiana oolitic limestone monument has an inset, inscribed smooth-faced panel in shaft and
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
a pedimented cap incorporating state seal. At top is stone sculpture of eagle on cannonball clutching flag."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
58th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the top of the monument where a badly damaged, stone sculpture of an eagle on cannonball, clutching flag, is located. Most of the Indiana monuments at this national park, that have this same feature, seem to have also been damaged.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated foremost in the line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the south.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the back side of the monument and the surrounding landscape.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated foremost in the line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north, towards the intersection of LaFayette and Viniard Roads.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
9. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the front side of the monument, with the LaFayette Road in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
10. 58th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the featured monument, situated foremost in the line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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