Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
74th Ohio Infantry
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division.
—14th Army Corps. —
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division.
14th Army Corps.
[Reverse side of Marker]
This regiment, Capt. Joseph Fisher commanding, took this position on the evening of Sept. 19th, 1863, and occupied it till 9:00 A.M. of Sept. 20th, when it moved to the left and rear under order of its Division Commander. It was only for a short time engaged in the action.
Its loss in the Campaign was 1 killed, 2 wounded and 6 missing, which occurred in a skirrmish Sept.`11th.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1015.)
Location. 34° 54.915′ N, 85° 15.782′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road 0.3 miles south of Dryer Road. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located southwest of the Brotherton Cabin, just beyond the open field, on the edge of the woods. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the southwest corner of Brotherton
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); Reynolds' Division (about 300 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet 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, the monument is, “7'6" x 4'3" x 2'10" monument consists of slab on stepped base featuring relief carving of kneeling soldier firing from behind a rock. Bronze state seal in upper left, and a bronze tablet on back.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.