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

Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania

Beatty's Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription.
Battery B (26th), Pennsylvania Light Artillery.
4 6 Pounders, 2 James.
Beatty's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863

Captain Alanson J. Stevens, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Samuel M. McDowell.
1st Lieutenant William F. Lutje, wounded.
2d Lieutenant Jacob Ziegler.
2d Lieutenant Emanuel F. Shatzer.

About 1 p.m. the Battery with General Samuel Beatty's Brigade at a double-quick moved from near Lee and Gordon's Mill to the left. When near Brotherton's the Brigade formed in double line with the Battery in rear.
The Battery was ordered to follow the Brigade closely and moved in this way one-quarter of a mile, obliquing to the left, when the enemy was encountered. The four smooth bore guns were moved by hand to the front, opened with canister and fired rapidly, but it was impossible to check the advancing enemy. The infantry on the right fell back through the Battery, the horses of three pieces were nearly all shot, and one lumber was blown up. The right half Battery had time to limber up and retire with the infantry. It came into position on this ridge, and again opened fire, remaining till the ammunition was all expended, when it was compelled to retire. One piece was disabled and abandoned here. The Battery joined the 7th Indiana
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the Battery in the Brotherton Field, with the featured tablet situated behind the Monument.
and encamped for the night. At this place the Battery received two smooth bore cannon which had been captured from the enemy.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1040.)
 
Location. 34° 55′ N, 85° 15.69′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette 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, 26th Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Beatty's Brigade
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the tablet (seen behind the monument), looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
(within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (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 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 B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View, looking east, of the Battery in the Brotherton Field, with the featured tablet situated in front of the Monument.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the tablet, looking north along the Union battleline pathway in the Brotherton Field, with a very distant view of the Brotherton cabin in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 15 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 27, 2016.
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