Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery
Connell's Brigade, Brannan's Division
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Light Battery D,
Captain Josiah W. Church,
Text on Back Side:
from Gower's Ford on
the evening of the
18th, marching the entire
night to a position
near the Kelly House.
Being heavily engaged in
two positions on the 19th.
About midnight of the 19th
advanced from bivouac in the
Dyer Field. reaching this position
after several changes to the
left. Here, about 11 a.m. on the
20th, the battery became
desperately engaged at double-
canister range, and all supports
on the right having been forced
back and many of the horses
killed. It became necessary
to abandon three pieces,
the other three were withdrawn
to the hill in rear. Casualties 11.
During the operations at
Chattanooga, the battery occupied
a position in Fort Negley.
Erected by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number 879.)
Location. 34° 55.311′ N, 85° 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. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning'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 monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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