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

4th Indiana Battery

2nd Brigade - Starkweather

 

1st Division - Baird

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

4th Indiana Battery
2nd Brigade - Starkweather
1st Division - Baird
14th Corps - Thomas

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Fourth Battery.
Lieutenant David Flansburg and
Lieutenant Henry J. Willitts, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Starkweather).
First Division (Baird).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

September 19th, this battery went into action northwest of the Reed Field at 10 a.m. Five of its guns were captured, but were soon recovered, and the battery retired to refit. It then returned to the field with four guns, and was engaged in the night fighting in which Colonel Baldwin was killed. It subsequently withdrew to the Kelly Field.

September 20th, moved into this position at 9 a.m. and held it until 5:30 p.m., at times fighting desperately, and at sunset retired with the Brigade to Rossville.
 
Erected 1897 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-731.)
 
Location. 34° 55.909′ N, 85° 15.27′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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 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. A different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 300 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 24th Illinois 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 provided by the National Park Service, the
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the "4th Indiana Battery" tablet in the foreground, and immediately behind it is a view of the featured monument.
monument is, “8'2" x 3'8" x 10' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step base and a rectangular shaft. Unit name inscribed on top step and inscribed smooth-faced panel in center of rock-faced shaft. Bronze state seal at 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 April 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
4th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text that is on the backside of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking northeast on Battleline Road, of the monument situated between two field pieces and the unit tablet, all located on the site where this unit was positioned during the battle.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
8. 4th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking southeast on Battleline Road, of the monument situated between two field pieces and the unit tablet, all located on the site where this unit was positioned during the battle.
 
 
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 204 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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