Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Indiana Battery
2nd Brigade - King
—4th Division - Reynolds —
2nd Brigade - King
4th Division - Reynolds
14th Corps - Thomas
Text on Back Side of Monument:
Captain Samuel J. Harris - Commanding.
Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey - Commanding.
Second Brigade (King)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, this Battery reached Crawfish Springs at 7 A.M. after an all night march from Pond Spring, thence moved to vicinity of Brotherton's, and about 3:30 P.M. went into action south of the Poe House and west of the Lafayette Road, where Captain Harris was wounded. Being flanked on the right the Battery withdrew to the north side of the Poe Field, and was there engaged.
Sunday, September 20th, the battery became engaged at 10 A.M. where this monument stands and was in action here until noon. It was then moved to the south side of Kelly Field, a little northwest of where Colonel King's Monument now stands, remaining there until 5:30 P.M., when the Battery retired, taking the body of Colonel King on a caisson.
Casualties: 2 enlisted men killed; captain and 15 men wounded; 2 missing; aggregate
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-761.)
Location. 34° 55.467′ N, 85° 15.646′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the main roadway that runs north to south through the park. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #138 along Poe Road”. 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. 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Indiana Infantry 74th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (about 300 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, “5'4" square at base & 11' high, the rock-faced Indiana oolitic limestone monument has inscribed smooth-faced panels at base & shaft. Sloped cap incorporates state seal and supports carved stone cannon tubes and bronze eagle.”
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 (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.