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

9th Indiana Infantry

Hazen's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

9th Regiment Indiana Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Hazen.
2nd Division - Palmer.
21st Corps - Crittenden.


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
to Her
Ninth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Isaac C. B. Suman, Commanding.
Second Brigade (Hazen).
Second Division (Palmer).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).


September 19th, this Regiment went into action near the Brock Field, about 2 p.m., and lost heavily; near 3:30 p.m. retired and refilled boxes in the vicinity of the Poe House; moved to this point, there confronted an advancing column of the enemy in overwhelming numbers and compelled it to pause; engaged it for 30 minutes and lost heavily (3 officers killed).

September 20th, at daylight in line at southeast corner of Kelly Field and held its line until 3:30 p.m. at Snodgrass Field assisted in repulsing Longstreet's last assault. Near dusk was sent to the right of Brannan's Division, and after the capture of three regiments on the right and some of its own men, fired upon the capturing force and held its position until 8 p.m. when it withdrew.
 
Erected 1897 by State of Indiana. (Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
Number MT-772.)
 
Location. 34° 55.026′ N, 85° 15.672′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field a short distance south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this, “Monument (is) located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brotherton Field, map site #195. 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. S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Hazen's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
9th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “9'4" x 6' x 12'9", the monument is a squat, smooth-faced obelisk set on a stepped base. Shaft has an inscription and incorporates a bronze state seal at the 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 tablet and the tablet'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 September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
9th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
9th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
A distant view of the monument, looking south along the Union battleline on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
9th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. 9th Indiana Infantry Marker
A distant view of the monument, situated behind the Beatty Brigade tablet, in the Brotherton Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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