Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
88th Indiana Infantry
Eighty-eighth Regiment Infantry,
First Brigade. (J. Beatty)
Second Division. (Negley)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 8:45 A.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-852.)
Location. 34° 56.102′ N, 85° 15.59′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along a park touring road (labeled Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road on Google maps) that runs north to south through this portion of the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Negley's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (about 300 feet away, measured Kentucky State Memorial (about 400 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (about 500 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, “This standard Indiana regimental 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 regiment's position north of Kelly Field.”
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 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.