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

7th Indiana Battery

Dick's Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
7th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
Four 10 Pounder Parrots, Two Napoleons.
Dick's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.

Captain George R. Swallow, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Otho H. Morgan.
1st Lieutenant John C. Fislar.
2nd Lieutenant George M. Repp.
2nd Lieutenant Columbus S. Pound.

One section was detached for duty with Barne's Brigade, and in the afternoon became engaged with the Confederates near Viniard's. The remaining four guns were ordered to the left with Dick's Brigade about 1 p.m., and took position several times east of the Chattanooga Road, but could do no firing, and seeing part of the infantry line falling back, the guns changed position and came into battery on this ridge; had been in position but a short time when the infantry fell back to and across the road. The guns then opened upon the Confederates a rapid fire with canister and kept it up till two regiments fell back through the battery; part of the 13th Ohio then rallied on the right and rear, but their Lieutenant Colonel being killed they too retreated , and the battery withdrew to the rear and soon after bivouacked for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
7th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet, with the 7th Indiana Battery Monument situated immediately behind the tablet.
(Marker Number MT-738.)
 
Location. 34° 54.909′ N, 85° 15.72′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette 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 7th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga
7th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
A view of the tablet looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
7th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
A distant view, looking east, of the tablet situated at the battery's battle position, between two cannons, with the battery's monument immediately behind it.
7th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, with the 7th Indiana Battery Monument situated immediately behind the tablet.
7th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. 7th Indiana Battery Marker
A view of both the tablet, and the battery, looking north along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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