Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Calvert's Arkansas Battery
—Cleburne's Division —
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Polk's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Thomas Key, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Willis M. Hopwood.
2d Lieutenant James G. Marshall
The Battery with its Brigade moved from near the extreme left of the Army. About 4 p.m. crossed the Chickamauga at Thedford's Ford, formed line of battle near Jay's Mill about sunset, and advanced with the Brigade, passing over the troops of Liddell's Division and coming into position at a trot on this ground, on the right of Wood's and left of Polk's Brigades about dark and opened fire with canister on the enemy at sixty yards.
After about an hour's fighting the enemy retired and the battery bivouacked here for the night.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Marker Number MT-1250.)
Location. 34° 55.526′ N, 85° 14.431′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Semple's Alabama Battery (here, next to this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood’s Brigade. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Scribner’s Brigade (about 700 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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