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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
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

8th Indiana Battery
1st Brigade - Buell
1st Division - Wood
21st Corps - Crittenden

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eighth Battery.
Captain George Estep, Commanding.
First Brigade (Buell).
First Division (Wood).
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).

Friday, September 18th, 1863, this Battery was in action with its Brigade near Lee and Gordon's Mill. Afternoon of September 19th, was moved to this position and went into action and became heavily engaged. Here five horses of one gun were killed, and the supports falling back, the Battery retired and the gun was lost. The line was retaken and the Battery again occupied this position. Here in another overwhelming charge, three guns were lost, but were retaken by a counter charge.
Sunday, September 20th, went into position on the western edge of the Dyer Field, north of the Dyer House. Was engaged until the horses were all killed and the Battery captured.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-745.)
 
Location. 34° 54.196′ N, 85° 15.653′ W.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in East Viniard Field, map site #253". 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); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 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. According to the description information provided
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
by the National Park Service, the monument is, "6' x 6' x 8', monument consists a roughly cubic, rock-faced main block on a double-step, rock-faced base. Front has inscription, bronze state seal, and carved relief of crossed sponge staffs in truncated pyramidal top."

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 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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 of the featured monument, situated behind the 8th Indiana Battery tablet.
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking east, of the featured monument, along with the 8th Indiana Battery tablet, 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 west, of the featured monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy, with a view of the LaFayette Road in the background.
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View looking south along the Union line of monuments, markers, and tablets, showing the front side of the featured monument, along with the 8th Indiana Battery tablet, 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
8. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View looking north along the Union line of monuments, markers, and tablets, showing the featured monument, with a distant view of the LaFayette and Viniard Roads intersection in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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