Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
—Johnson's Division —
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863, Morning.
Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Edmund B. Belding, (Wounded).
1st Lieutenant Charles W. Scovill.
2nd Lieutenant Roland G. Day.
The battery came into position on this field early in the morning in rear of its Brigade in reserve. About 10 o'clock a heavy Confederate column was discovered about 1000 yards north. Crossing the road the Battery changed front, a few minutes later the Confederates charged on this position and got up to within fifty yards. The Battery then opened double shotted with canister, and with the aid of the 15th Ohio of the Brigade and various commands and fragments of infantry, they were repulsed, and driven with heavy loss. The Confederates having disappeared in front and showing themselves in rear, the Battery moved to the Kelly House, and faced to the rear.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-910.)
Location. 34° 55.794′ N, 85° 15.546′ W. Marker is near Fort Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly 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 A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.