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

38th Indiana Infantry

1st Brigade - Scribner

 

1st Division - Baird

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

38th Regiment Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Scribner
1st Division - Baird
14th Corps - Thomas

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Thirty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
First Brigade (Scribner).
First Division (Baird).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin commanding, was one of the first in Baird's Division to engage the enemy Saturday morning, September 19th, 1863. It also assisted in withstanding the attack of Cleburne's Division at night.

This monument marks the position held by the regiment from daylight Sunday morning, September 20th, 1863, until ordered to retire at 5:30 p.m. During the day several assaults of the enemy were repulsed.

Killed 13; Wounded 57; Missing 39.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-804.)
 
Location. 34° 55.925′ N, 85° 15.289′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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 near the northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #57 along Battleline 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. 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 94th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the back side of this monument.
by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9' x 6' x 14' high, monument has rock-faced base & smooth-faced pedestal. Shaft takes form of blind arch with rock-faced voussoirs surrounding smooth-faced panel containing inscription & state seal. Carved acorn in keystone.”

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 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
38th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the backside of the monument and of the landscape beyond the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 38th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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