Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery
—Davis’ Division —
State of Minnesota
In commemoration of the
galant and patriotic services
of her citizen soldiers
On the Battle Field
2d Minnesota Battery
Light Artillery Veteran Volunteers
Text on the South Side of the Monument:
Chief of Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Corps
1st Lieutenant Albert Woodbury
1st Lieutenant Richard L. Dawley
2nd Lieutenant Henry W. Harder
2nd Lieutenant Alexander Kinkead
Text on the West Side of the Monument:
Veteran Volunteers, in First Division 20th Army Corps,
occupied this position, during the
heavy fighting Saturday afternoon,
September 19th, 1863, from 2 until
after 4 o'clock.
The casualties were: Commander
Lieutenant Albert Woodbury, mortally,
and Private Fordyce Averill,
was mustered into service
March 21st, 1862.
Re-enlisted as Veterans,
Mustered out of service
August 16th, 1865.
Erected 1894 by State of Minnesota. (Marker Number MT-899A.)
Location. 34° 54.141′ N, 85° 15.634′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in East Viniard Field, map site #251". 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. 2nd Minnesota Battery (here, next to this marker); Bradley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry 27th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "22' high and 7'6" square at the base, the monument has a 2-step base, a rectangular pedestal with stone cannon tubes at corners & a crenellated top, smooth shaft, pyramidal cap and a ball finial. Polished, inscribed panels form each side of pedestal."
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, and tablets. According to the map it provides
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.