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

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Connell's Brigade, Brennan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
1. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
Two 10 pounder Parrots, Two James, Two 12 pounder Howitzers.
Connell's Brigade, Brennan's Division,Thomas' Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Captain Josiah W. Church, Commanding (Slightly wounded),
1st Lieutenant Henry B. Corbin,
1st Lieutenant Edward S. Wheat,
2nd Lieutenant Daniel W. Sawyer,
2nd Lieutenant Jesse B. Fuller.

The battery moved from the Dyer field at midnight and came into position on this ground about 9 a.m. in center of brigade front line, and was in this position when the Confederate advance took place about 11 a.m. The enemy getting very near, the pieces were fired double shotted with canister, checking him till four pieces were run to the rear 50 yards. Three pieces were abandoned and three were limbered up and moved to the hill in the northwest end of Dyer farm with the reserve artillery. The enemy pressing hard on front and right flank of this position, two more pieces were abandoned, and the remainder of the battery moved to the rear on the McFarland's Gap road. Casualties: 1 officer and 6 men wounded; 4 men missing; guns lost 5; limbers 4; horses killed 35.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number 878.)
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
2. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of marker in the foreground with the Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Monument in the immediate background.

 
Location. 34° 55.317′ N, 85° 15.737′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the central section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, just west of LaFayette Road, in the midst of a line of Union markers and monuments, that run along 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. Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benning's Brigade (about 300 feet 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
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
3. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the position of Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery on the Union line, including a view of two artillery pieces, the Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Monument, and the backside of the featured marker, all situated along the east side of the Poe Road.
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 of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
4. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Monument, and the backside of the featured marker, all situated along the east side of the Poe Road.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
5. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the featured marker (and the battery position) looking north along the Poe Road.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
6. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the featured marker (and the battery position) looking south along the Poe Road. The far trees, at the far bend in the Poe Road, would be where the Confederate markers of the 11 a.m. advancement, would be located.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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