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

Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Hazen's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
4 James, 2 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Hazen's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.

September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Giles J. Cockerill, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Norval Osborn.
2d Lieutenant James N. Patton.
2d Lieutenant John Lynch (killed).


Early in the morning one section joined Grose's Brigade in a reconnoissance., but did not become engaged. About 11 a.m. the Battery followed Hazen's Brigade from near Lee and Gordon's Mill to the Poe Field, formed line of battle and advanced about half a mile, meeting the enemy in strong force.

The Battery took position on the ground in rear of Brigade, soon after noon opening on the enemy and firing at intervals for over two hours. The Brigade having been relieved, the Battery retired to the Chattanooga Road near Poe's. The enemy having driven back the right, the Battery was ordered by General Hazen to come into position obliquely across the road in front of the open space, and if possible to check him. The Battery opened a heavy fire upon him, which, with the assistance of Lieutenants Russell's and Cushing's Batteries, checked his further advance. In coming into position at this time, Lieutenant John Lynch fell fatally wounded.
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, looking northeast, across a portion of the Brock Field, in the direction of the Brotherton Road.
The firing having ceased, the Battery moved to the Kelly Field line and bivouacked east of the field. Casualties of the day: 1 officer killed and 2 men wounded.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-924.)
 
Location. 34° 55.215′ N, 85° 14.944′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways, about midway between the LaFayette Road and the Alexander Bridge Road, and just off the roadway and in the "Brock Field.". 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 F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Hazen's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cruft's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith's Mississippi Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmer's Division (approx. 0.2 miles
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking southwest across a small open portion of the Brock Field, in the direction of the Brotherton Road.
away); Maney's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 31st Indiana (approx. 0.3 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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 F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View looking from the area of the roadway, across the open Brock Field, towards the tablet.
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet in the open Brock Field, next to the Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker.
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Another view of the tablet in the open Brock Field, next to the Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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