Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
30th Indiana Infantry
—Johnson's Division —
2nd Brigade - Dodge, 2nd Division - Johnson.
20th Corps - McCook.
Text on Back Side of the Monument:
Thirtieth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Orrin D. Hurd, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Dodge).
Second Division (Johnson).
Twentieth Corps (McCook).
September 19th, 1863, this regiment, with its brigade, came into the field near Crawfish Springs; at 1 p.m., moved to the left and went into action north of the Brock Field driving the enemy some distance in a bitterly contested struggle. After some movements to the left, night came on, when the enemy attacked, and after two hours fighting the regiment moved to the line southeast of the Kelly Field.
Morning of September 20th, threw up breastworks and resisted an assault at 9 a.m., was then removed to this position and at 12 m., was heavily attacked but held the line. About 5 p.m. the line was again attacked, and soon after withdrew under orders to the woods west of the Kelly Field, thence to Rossville.
Casualties: killed; 2 officers, 8 men; wounded; 5 officers, 50 men; captured; 4 officers, 57 men; total 126.
Location. 34° 56.045′ N, 85° 15.439′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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, along trail from 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. 79th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 29th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade (about 400 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, “7'6" square at base & 15' high, the monument has a rock-faced base, a tapering pedestal, and a vertical shaft. Shaft incorporates state seal and features crossed muskets carved in relief. Round-head capstone surmounted by ball finial.”
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 April 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.