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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 —

 
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 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, 10 A.M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-785.)
 
Location. 34° 54.442′ N, 85° 13.808′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road south of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the lowlands just west 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. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Indiana Battery ( approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery ( approx. ¼ mile away); Wilder's Brigade ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Walker's Division. (
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
approx. 0.3 miles away); Deshler's Brigade ( approx. 0.7 miles 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
 
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Distant view of the marker as seen on the western side of the northern approach to the Alexander Bridge.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 17th 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.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of the marker in the lowlands of the Chickamauga Creek floodplain.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View, as seen from the backside of the marker, of the distant Alexander Bridge.
The Alexander Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
7. The Alexander Bridge
View of the Alexander Bridge as seen from the lowlands where the 17th Indiana Infantry was positioned.
17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
8. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of the northern approach of the Alexander Bridge, which was the side of the bridge that the Union forces were positioned.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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