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

68th Indiana Infantry

2nd Brigade - King

 

—4th Division - Reynolds —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
1. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

68th Regiment Indiana Infantry.
2nd Brigade - King, 4th Division - Reynolds.
14th Corps - Thomas.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Sixty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Captain Harvey J. Espy, Commanding.
Second Brigade (King).
Fourth Division (Reynolds.)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

Near noon September 19th, this regiment was severely engaged 200 yards east of Lafayette Road, southeast of Brotherton's House.

Sunday, September 20th, the regiment was engaged at 10 a.m. on the line where this monument stands, repulsing a prolonged attack. After the withdrawal of the brigade it was ordered soon after sundown to Snodgrass Hill where it remained until the Union troops were withdrawn.

Engaged 356; killed 17; wounded 108; missing 12; total loss 137.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-818.)
 
Location. 34° 55.507′ N, 85° 15.626′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
2. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
south. Touch for map. This monument 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. 14th Corps Headquarter’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (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, “9' x 6'6" x 12', monument consists of rectangular
68th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
3. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the art-work seen on the front side of the monument.
block mounted on single slab base. Front features raised letter inscription, bas relief of soldier & a bronze state seal. Top is pyramidal and crowned with large sculpted acorn.”

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 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
4. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
5. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
6. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along the Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
7. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
8. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking southeast, through the woods, towards the Lafayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2015
9. 68th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking east, with the Lafayette Road in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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