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

21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery

Turchin's Brigade

 

—Reynolds’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
6 Napoleons
Turchin's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William E. Chess.
2d Lieutenant Abram P. Andrew.

The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning, and after firing canister and case shot during the repeated assaults of the enemy, it changed position to the rear firing a few rounds to the southwest, and again back to this position, till the order came to retire about 5 P.M. When the Brigade was ordered to charge north, on the west side of the Chattanooga and LaFayette road, the Battery became separated from it, and reported to General Thomas, by whom it was directed to join Edward King's Brigade till Turchin's Brigade position was ascertained. Captain Andrew then reported to General Turchin, and retired with the Brigade to Rossville. Casualties of the battle: enlisted men wounded 12; horses wounded and abandoned 12; gun and limber abandoned 1.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-767.)
 
Location. 34° 55.528′ N, 85° 15.437′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View, looking east, of the "21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery" tablet in the foreground, and the "21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery" monument immediately in the background.
County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located near the end 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. 21st Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Reynold's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 this monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers,
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Battleline Road.
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
 
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Battleline Road.
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View, looking east, of both the "21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery" tablet and monument, as well as a view of the positioned battery guns, with a view of the Battleline Road in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016.
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