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

72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry

Wilder's Brigade

 

—Reynolds’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Indiana
Seventy-Second Regiment (Mounted)
Infantry. (Miller)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M. to
1 P.M.

 
Erected 1898 by State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-824.)
 
Location. 34° 54.47′ N, 85° 16.352′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), north of the Wilder Tower on Glenn Hill. 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. 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (a few steps from this marker); Widow Glenn's House Site (a few steps from this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker is, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position on the north side of Glenn Hill."

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 marker and the marker'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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the featured marker (seen in foreground), situated in a row of regimental monuments and markers, with the Wilder Tower seen at the end of the row.
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 October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
Another view, looking south, of the featured marker (seen in right foreground), situated in a row of regimental monuments and markers, with the Wilder Tower seen at the end of the row.
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View looking north of the marker situated at the edge of the clearing near the tree line.
72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking west, with a distant view of vehicles on the Glenn-Viniard Road in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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