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

18th Indiana Battery

1st Brigade - Wilder

 

4th Division - Reynolds

 
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By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
1. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
Indiana.
Eighteenth Battery. (Lilly)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Friday, September 18th, 1863, 5 P.M.
To 7 P.M.


 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-759.)
 
Location. 34° 54.045′ N, 85° 14.972′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Viniard Alexander Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is in a wooded area along one of the hiking paths, south of Viniard Alexander Road. The path crosses the Viniard Alexander Road between the marker to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (south side) and the marker to the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (north side). 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. 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 600 feet away); Wilder's Brigade (about 700 feet away);
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
2. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
Close up of the bronze plaque on the marker.
McNair's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Hood's Division (about 700 feet away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 700 feet away); Buckner's Corps (about 800 feet away); Johnson's Division (approx. 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, "This standard Indiana 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 battery's position September 18, 1863, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m." There are 11 marker 18th Indiana Battery on the battlefield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. 18th Indiana Battery Marker. This is a link to information provided by the National
18th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
3. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back of the marker.
Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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