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

Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery

 
 
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the historical monument
Inscription. [Text on the Front Side of the Monument]:

Battery I

Fourth U.S. Artillery

[Text on the Top Back Side of the Monument]:

Sept. 19, 1863, Battery I, 14th U.S. Artillery
1st Lieut. F.G. Smith, Com'd'g of the 3rd Brig., 3rd Div., 14th Corps. was engaged on the Reed's Bridge Road a mile east of the McDonald House, from about 7:30 A.M. until afternoon. On Sept. 20, 1863, it occupied positions on Snodgrass Hill throughout the day, being repeatedly engaged.

Loss - Killed and Wounded
1 Officer - 21 Enlisted Men
19 Horses

[Text on the Bottom Back Side of the Monument]:

Commissioned Officers Present
1st Lieut. Frank C. Smith Commanding
1st Lieut. George B. Rodney
2d Lieut. John M. Stephenson
2d Lieut. Nicholas Redmond wounded.

(Marker Number 1057.)
 
Location. 34° 55.754′ N, 85° 16.088′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the top backside of the historical monument.
Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House. 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. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (here, next to this marker); Agony of the Wounded (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Sirwell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 monument 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
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the bottom backside of the historical monument.
of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the featured historical monument in the foreground, and the historical tablet for "Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery" in the immediate background.
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
5. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical monument (located along the edge of the park road that goes to the Snodgrass Hill area) and the cannons of Battery I.
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
6. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the guns of Batter I in the foreground, with the featured historical monument and the Snodgrass House in the background.
Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
7. Battery I, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the featured historical monument, looking northeast towards the many Union Monuments and historical tablets situated along the high ground of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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