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

Dent's Alabama Battery

Deas’ Brigade

 

—Hindman's Division —

 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Dent's Ala. Battery, 2 guns.
Deas' Brig., Hindman's Div.
Sept. 20, 1863. Sunset.
Capt. S. H. Dent.

 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1240A.)
 
Location. 34° 55.611′ N, 85° 16.395′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the eastern edge of the clearing on Hill #4. 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. 10th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps.
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the historical marker, situated in the eastern end of the clearing, on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4.
(a few steps from this marker); 30th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 113th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (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 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 Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the historical marker in the clearing at the eastern end of the clearing, situated between the 2 cannon's of Dent's Battery.
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking east towards the park trail emerging from the woods. This trail goes east, back to the parking area for Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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