Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
81st Indiana Infantry
2nd Brigade - Carlin
—1st Division - Davis —
2nd Brigade - Carlin.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Corps - McCook.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Eighty-First Regiment Infantry.
Second Brigade (Carlin).
First Division (Davis).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).
This Regiment left its position in the vicinity of Pond Spring September 19th, marched past Crawfish Springs, and about 2 p.m. took position where this monument stands. After a severe fight the enemy was repulsed, but again advanced with stronger force, the 81st retiring beyond the LaFayette Road. Finally the enemy fell back stubbornly, and the Regiment regained this position. At 3 o'clock on the morning of the 20th, the Regiment was moved near to Widow Glenn's. It was afterward ordered with its Division to the right of Wood's Division near Brotherton's. About 11 o'clock was desperately engaged, the enemy advancing in overwhelming numbers and breaking the Union line, when the Regiment, with the rest of its Division, was forced off the field.
Killed 4, Wounded 60, Missing 23, Total 87.
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-838.)
Location. 34° 54.103′ N, 85° 15.637′ 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 monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is the southern most monument, 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 located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in East Viniard Field, map site #251". 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. 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting Bradley's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 51st Illinois Infantry (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, "9' x 6' x 15' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a 2-step rock-faced base and a smooth-faced inscribed shaft that incorporates bronze state seal. Projecting pyramidal cap supports stone cannonball and stone eagle."
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 (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.