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

11th Indiana Battery

Lytle's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on front side of monument:

11th Indiana Battery

Text on back side of monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eleventh Battery.
Captain Arnold Sutermeister, Commanding.
First Brigade (Lytle).
Third Brigade (Sheridan).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

September 19, this Battery came upon the field near Lee and Gordon's Mill on Chickamauga Creek. About 12 Mid-day, was ordered to the center and took position south of Viniard's; later was ordered back to Lee and Gordon's Mill to guard the ford.

September 20th at 3 a.m. took position near General McCook's Headquarters, remaining until near noon when it was moved to this position, where it became desperately engaged, the Union line having been broken. Here, the horses of one section being killed, the guns were lost.

Killed and died of wounds 5; wounded 1 officer and 11 men; missing 2; total loss 19.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-748.)
 
Location. 34° 54.712′ N, 85° 16.087′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is
11th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located a short walk off the north side of the roadway, between two cannons and by a tablet. 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. A different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Hindman's Division (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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
11th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
11th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument, looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road, situated between two cannons, next to a tablet.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking west along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the monument, situated between two cannons, next to the tablet for the 11th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
7. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument, looking northwest, towards the 36th Illinois Infantry monument, at the edge of the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
8. 11th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument, situated directly behind the 11th Indiana Battery tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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