Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
42nd Indiana Infantry
J. Beatty's Brigade
— Negley's Division —
Forty-Second Regiment Infantry.
First Brigade. (J. Beatty)
Second Division. (Negley)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
September 20th, 1863, 8:45 A.M.
to 9 A.M.
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-808.)
Location. 34° 56.102′ N, 85° 15.554′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. This historical marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line Kentucky State Memorial (about 300 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 400 feet away); Helm's Brigade (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 at the north end 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 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.