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

8th Indiana Battery

1st Brigade - Buell

 

1st Division - Wood

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
8th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
4 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Buell's Brigade, Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Captain George Estep, Commanding (wounded slightly).
1st Lieutenant Jeremiah Voris.
1st Lieutenant Samuel Winsor.
2d Lieutenant William Stokes.
2d Lieutenant Charles B. Eldred.

About 3 p.m. the Battery moved from Lee and Gordon's Mill with Buell's Brigade at a double-quick, came into position on this ground in the center of the Brigade front line, in rear of troops of Davis' Division, and opened with shell. In a few moments the troops in front began falling back through the Battery in great confusion, followed closely by the enemy. The Battery retired with the Brigade to the woods on the west side of the road, leaving one gun which was soon recovered. The Battery with five pieces again opened from the woods in connection with others on the left. The enemy did not attempt to pursue over the open field. The Brigade again advanced followed by the Battery to its original position, where it opened on the enemy at 100 yards, but was soon compelled to fall back closely followed by the enemy.
Three pieces were abandoned, but were soon recovered by the advance of troops of Sheridan's Division. Captain Estep was slightly wounded,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated in front of the 8th Indiana Battery Monument.
but remained with the Battery. Casualties: 1 officer wounded; 1 man killed, 5 wounded and 2 missing; 1 limber; 1 caisson; 21 horses killed and disabled.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-743.)
 
Location. 34° 54.195′ N, 85° 15.658′ W. Marker is 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 tablet 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. A different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Davis' Division (a few steps from this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker);
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, along with the 8th Indiana Battery Monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy.
100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View looking south along the Union line of monuments, markers, and tablets, showing the backside of the featured tablet, along with the 8th Indiana Battery Monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy.
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View looking north along the Union line of monuments, markers, and tablets, showing the featured tablet, along with the 8th Indiana Battery Monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy.
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View looking north along the Union line of monuments, markers, and tablets, showing the backside of the featured tablet, with a distant view of the LaFayette and Viniard Roads intersection in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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