Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
—Palmer's Division —
4 James, 2 6 Pounders.
Cruft's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863
1st Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant James H. Hill.
2d Lieutenant David H. Troup.
At day-light the Battery came into this position on right of Brigade front line and commenced the construction of a high breastwork of logs in front of the Battery finishing it by 6 A.M. The Battery remained in this position during the day, aiding in repulsing the repeated assaults of the enemy in the forenoon and retired with the Brigade under orders soon after 5 o'clock under a most severe artillery fire from two directions.
During the day two guns were disabled and were replaced by two guns from Lieutenant Russell's Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery in Reserve. The Battery encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties of the day: 1 man killed, 5 wounded, and 4 missing: Horses killed and disabled 11: 3 James guns disabled, 2 left on the field. Fired 986 rounds.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-917.)
Location. 34° 55.684′ Click for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline 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 Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Palmer's Division (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Kentucky (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Kentucky (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (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
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