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Massenburg's Georgia Battery

Robertson's Reserve Artillery

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
1. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Massenburg's Georgia Battery.
2 10 Pounder Parrotts.
Robertson's Reserve Artillery.

September 20, 1863
Captain Thomas L. Massenburg, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant J.F. Greer.
2d Lieutenant George B. Forster.
2d Lieutenant R.G. Burgess.

The battery was not engaged on the 19th, but came into position on this ground soon after noon of the 20th, and opened fire on the enemy then falling back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5 p.m. the Battery again came to position on the left of Major Williams' Battalion, northwest of this ground and opened fire till his line on the right was abandoned and the Confederate infantry line intervened. Casualties: officers wounded 1, men wounded 3, horses killed 1.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1262.)
 
Location. 34° 55.258′ N, 85° 15.676′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road north of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the east side
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
2. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking northeast across Poe Road, with traffic on the LaFayette Road in the background, of the Massenburg's Battery Monument situated between 2 cannons, with the Massenburg's Battery Tablet near the monument's backside.
of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe 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 Massenburg's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Tennessee Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This particular park Confederate tablet, is part of a line of park Confederate tablets and Georgia Unit Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.

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
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
3. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
View looking north, toward the distant Lafayette Road, of the backside of the Massenburg's Battery Monument, with the Massenburg's Battery Tablet near the monument's backside.
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
 
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
4. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
View looking west, of the Massenburg's Battery and Massenburg's Battery Tablet, with a distant view of additional Georgia Unit Monuments, that are part of a line of Georgia Unit Monuments and Markers.
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
5. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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