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

88th Indiana Infantry

1st Brigade - Beatty

 

2nd Division - Negley

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Front Side of Monument:

88th Regiment Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade, John Beatty
2nd Division, Negley
14th Corps, Thomas

Back Side of Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eighty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel George Humphrey, Commanding.
First Brigade (John Beatty). Second Division (Negley). Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

On September 19, 1863, up to 5 p.m., this Regiment was in the vicinity of Glass' Mill, where with its Brigade it supported Bridges' and Schultz's Batteries in an engagement with the enemy. In the evening it moved to the Brotherton place and bivouacked. On Sunday morning, September 20, it moved with its Brigade to this position where the Brigade being assailed by the Brigades of Adams and Stovall, was broken, and the regiment forced southwestward toward Snodgrass Hill. It there took position in support of General Negley's artillery, and afterwards accompanied this officer to Rossville.
 
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-851.)
 
Location. 34° 56.483′ N, 85° 15.544′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close up view of the front, top half, of the monument, with the text clearly visible.
County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Post Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the western side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the northern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park, just north of the park's Visitor Center. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument in north end of McDonald Field, west of LaFayette 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. To the Opening of the Battle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Right of Confederate Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battlefield Monuments (about 400 feet away); Historic Plaques and Markers (about 500 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 500 feet away); Liddell's Division (about 500 feet away); Field Artillery (about 500 feet away); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (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, “9'
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the monument.
x 6' x 15' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step rock-faced base and a smooth-faced, inscribed shaft with a bronze state seal. Castellated capstone is topped by carved acorn finial.”

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
 
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
View looking east of the monument and, in the background, of the park structure on the east side of the LaFayette Road.
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
6. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the monument with the intersection of the Post and Lafayette Roads in the background.
88th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
7. 88th Indiana Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 27, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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