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

72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry

Wilder's Brigade

 

—Reynold's Division —

 
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Distant view of the marker in the lowlands of the Chickamauga Creek floodplain, located along the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
Inscription.
Indiana
Seventy-Second Regiment (Mounted)
Infantry. (Miller)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 10 A.M.
to 4 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-823.)
 
Location. 34° 54.42′ N, 85° 13.769′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the lowlands just east of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge. 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. Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walker's Division.
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Distant view of the marker as seen on the eastern side of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. ¾ mile away); Walker's Reserve Corps (approx. 0.8 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' 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 north of Alexander Bridge."

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
 
The Alexander Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. The Alexander Bridge
View of the Alexander Bridge as seen from the floodplain on the northern side of the Chickamauga Creek.
The Alexander Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. The Alexander Bridge
View of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
The text from the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. The text from the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of page 823 from the National Park Service's record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
6. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View looking west of the marker in the lowlands of the Chickamauga Creek floodplain, located along the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
7. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Close up view of the marker to the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry. The marker is located along the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on September 8, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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