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

29th Indiana Infantry

2nd Brigade - Dodge

 

2nd Division - Johnson

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

29th Regiment Indiana Infantry
2nd Brigade - Dodge
2nd Division - Johnson.
20th Corps - McCook.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Twenty-Ninth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel David M. Dunn, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Dodge).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).

Saturday, September 19th, 1863, about one p.m., this regiment, with its brigade, reached a position in line near the Brock Field, charged the enemy and drove him back across the north end of the same into the timber near the Winfrey Farm and remained there until nightfall, where it took part in resisting the night attack of Cheatham's and Cleburne's Divisions.

September 20th, 10 a.m., marched to northeast corner of the Kelly Filed and became heavily engaged and held the line against all assaults until 6 p.m.

Loss: killed 11; wounded 93; captured 68.
 
Erected 1891 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-787.)
 
Location. 34° 56.04′ N, 85° 15.423′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located on a park hiking trail that proceeds eastward, towards the Lafayette Road, into the woods, from the parking area located at the northern end of Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Monument located within Chickamauga Battlefield, map site #54, Northwest of Kelly Field, along trail near Tour Stop #2". 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. 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 99th Ohio Infantry (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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "8'6" x 6'6" x 13', the monument consists of four stone slabs decreasing in size toward the top. The two-step base supports a smooth-fronted inscribed shaft with scroll forms at side. Top slab has state seal and ends in pyramidal top."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument'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 March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of a split in the park's walking trail, with a view of the featured monument seen along the trail going off to the left (southwest).
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument (3rd in the row of markers and monuments) seen along the park walking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west along the park walking trail, towards the Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking east along the park walking trail, towards the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
8. 29th Indiana Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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