Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery
—Palmer's Division —
4 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing, Commanding.
Early in the morning the Battery re-supplied ammunition and remained in rear of Grose's Brigade in reserve. As soon as the fighting began the Brigade was ordered to re-enforce the left. Hardly had the Brigade reached the ground when the left was pushed back. One section of the battery was placed on this ground, commanding the road. The enemy had gained possession of the road and as soon as the Battery opened on him at about 350 yards with case shot he left it, but opened a full battery of 12 pounder guns on this position. His fire was rapid and effective. The Battery having exhausted its ammunition, retired to refill its chests. Having accomplished this, the Battery was ordered to join the artillery massed on the hill in the rear of the center, west of the Dyer Field. From this position, owing to the rapid advance and heavy fire of the enemy, by which all the horses of the right piece were disabled,
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1052.)
Location. 34° 55.79′ N, 85° 15.564′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry 19th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (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. 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.