Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

17th Indiana Mounted Infantry

Wilder's Brigade

 

—Reynold's Division —

 
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
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, 5 P.M., to
7 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-784.)
 
Location. 34° 54.115′ N, 85° 15.051′ 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, in a clearing, about 50 feet off the roadway. 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); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps
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.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson's Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Longstreet's Corps (approx. 0.3 miles 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, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position along Viniard-Alexander Road.”

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 in a small clearing just off the south side of the roadway.
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 northwest along the nearby Viniard Road.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View from behind the 72d Indiana Infantry marker, looking south, across the Viniard Road at the distant, featured, 17th Indiana Infantry marker.
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement