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

3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery

Barnes’ Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
4 10 - Pounder Parrotts, 2 12 - Pounders Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Cortland Livingston, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Hiram F. Hubbard.
2nd Lieutenant Henry Currier.

About 1:30 p.m. the battery with Barnes' Brigade moved from the line near Lee and Gordon's Mill to this position. By order of Major Mendenhall the battery came into position on the right of the 2nd Minnesota Battery, southeast of the Viniard house. The battery fired until a battery on the left was captured by the Confederates, when it limbered up and returned to this position, opened fire on the woods filled with the enemy, checking his advance. The brigade having been driven back rallied and took position on each flank of the battery. From this position the battery opened a very effective enfilade fire on the enemy in the Viniard cornfield. This position was retained with slight changes until 2 a.m. of the 20th.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1067.)
 
Location. 34° 53.893′ N, 85° 15.688′ W. Marker is near
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet situated at the edge of the woods, between the 3rd Wisconsin Battery Monument and an artillery piece.
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. 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. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laiboldt's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); 8th Wisconsin Battery (approx. 0.9 miles 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 monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, looking northwest, with a distant view of the LaFayette Road in the background.
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 19, 2014
4. 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
View of the positioning of the 3rd Wisconsin Battery, as described on the tablet.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet situated next to the 3rd Wisconsin Battery Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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