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

19th Indiana Battery

E. A. King's Brigade

 

—Reynold's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. 19th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.
19th Indiana Battery.
Four Napoleons, Two 3" Rifles.
E.A. King's Brigade, Reynolds Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19th, 1863, 4 p.m..
Captain Samuel J. Harris, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey.

About 3 p.m. King's Brigade having been sent forward, the battery came into position on this ground. About 3:30 p.m. it fired spherical case over the heads of troops of Van Cleve's Division, who were now falling back, and as opportunity offered used canister to good advantage. At 4:15 p.m. the batteries and parts batteries on the right and left having all retired, and receiving a close and destructive fire on the right, the right half battery was ordered to change position so as to meet the fire of the enemy, but in attempting this movement Captain Harris was wounded, and receiving no support from the infantry, the battery fell back toward the road and formed a new line with the loss of one 12 pounder smooth bore gun. Casualties of the day: enlisted men killed 2. wounded 13: missing 2. Horses killed and wounded 15.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-760.)
 
Location. 34° 54.871′ N, 85° 15.726′ 
19th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. 19th Indiana Battery Marker
A view of both the tablet, and the battery, looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
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 19th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds' Division (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (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 this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and
19th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. 19th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, with the 19th Indiana Battery Marker situated immediately behind the tablet.
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
 
19th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. 19th Indiana Battery Marker
View of the tablet, looking northeast, with the 19th Indiana Battery Monument situated immediately behind the tablet.
19th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. 19th Indiana Battery Marker
A view of both the tablet, and the battery, looking north along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 14 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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