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

Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.

September 19, 1863.
Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Edmund B. Belding.
1st Lieutenant Charles W. Scovill.
2d Lieutenant Roland G. Day.

Early in the morning the Battery with its Division marched from near Catlett's Gap via Crawfish Springs to the battlefield. The Brigade being ordered into action soon after noon, the Battery took position in its rear, leaving the caissons still further back. The Brigade having captured some artillery, the caisson teams were ordered forward and took off 3 10 pounder Parrotts, 2 Napoleons, and one caisson. (The 3 10 pounder Parrotts had previously been captured from 1st Michigan Artillery by the enemy.)
The Brigade advanced further and one section under Lieutenant Scovill took position on this ground in rear of the right of the Brigade; another section under Lieutenant Belding soon afterward took position to its left and rear.
Afterwards, to resist a furious attack by the enemy the whole Battery was formed on this line. In these positions the Battery opened on the enemy's lines with solid shot and shell till the Brigade withdrew, when the Battery under orders retired to the Kelly field in
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Brotherton Road.
rear of the infantry and bivouacked for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-909.)
 
Location. 34° 55.417′ N, 85° 14.619′ 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, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge 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 Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Willich's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking southwest, in the direction of the nearby small roadside picnic area. Note the thereby marker (on left) that is also for the "Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery."
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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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, looking east through the roadside picnic area, towards the distant 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016.
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