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

17th Indiana Mounted Infantry

Wilder's Brigade

 

—Reynold's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Indiana
Seventeenth Regiment (Mounted)
Infantry. (Jones)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 7 P.M., to
Saturday September 19th, 1863, 4 A.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-783.)
 
Location. 34° 54.156′ N, 85° 15.357′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located on the south side of the roadway, at the northeast edge of a very large clearing or field. 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. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (about 700 feet away); 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 700 feet away); Hood's Division (approx. 0.2 miles
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text on this marker.
away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buckner's Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 101st Ohio Infantry (approx. ¼ 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, the monument is, “4' square at base and 4'8" high, the monument is a simple rock-faced slab with a bronze inscription plaque set into one side and a peaked top.”

In locating 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 marker and the marker'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
 
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking west along the Viniard Road.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking south with a large open clearing or field in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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