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

Smith's Mississippi Battery

Maney's Brigade

 

—Cheatham's Division —

 
Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Smith's Mississippi Battery, 1 Gun
Maney's Brigade, Cheatham's Division
September 19, 1863, 2 P.M.
Lieutenant W.B. Turner.

 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1331A.)
 
Location. 34° 55.299′ N, 85° 14.76′ 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 three quarters of the way between the LaFayette Road and the Alexander Bridge 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. Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument (about 700 feet away); Dodge's Brigade
Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker
View of the marker and the lone cannon that made up this battery.
(about 700 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 79th Illinois Infantry (about 800 feet away); 30th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 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
 
Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker
View with the marker and battery in the foreground and the Brotherton Road in the background.
Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker
View of the marker and battery at the edge of the woods, and a nearby park trail that goes off into the woods.
Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. Smith's Mississippi Battery Marker
Another view of the marker and battery at the edge of the woods, and just to the right a nearby park trail that goes off into the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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