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

Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery

Grose's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the south side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on the south side of the monument:

Light Battery H
4th U.S. Artillery
Grose's Brigade
Palmer's Division
Crittenden's Corps

Text on the east side of the monument:

Killed
Lieutenant Robert Floyd
Private Edward Dunn
Private Bryan C. Eagar
Private Charles Bridenbach
Private William Kavanagh
Private Simon T. W. Thrapp

Text on the north side of the monument:

Commanded by Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing
4th Artillery. This Battery carried into
action 2 officers and 81 men 79
horses and lost on the Poe Field,
Kelly Farm, and Dyer Field, 1 officer
and 5 men killed, 16 men wounded,
and 25 horses killed and wounded.

Text on the west side of the monument:

Shiloh
Perryville
Stone River
Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga

 
Erected 1893. (Marker Number MT-1053.)
 
Location. 34° 55.792′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the south side of the monument.
N, 85° 15.565′ 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Kelly Field, map site #64". 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “6'9" x 6'9" x 7', pyramidal blue Westerly granite mon. has rock-faced base. Smooth-faced sides accented w/ rock-faced blocks & have polished inscribed panels. Small crossed cannon tubes carved at top; bronze sponge staffs at 4 corners."

In locating this monument 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 the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the east side of the monument. Note the Lafayette Road in the distant background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the east side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the north side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the north side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
7. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the west side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
8. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
9. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the featured monument with its accompanying tablet.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
10. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the monument, looking east, with a view of neighboring monuments, tablets, and artillery field pieces.
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By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
11. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close up view of the top of the monument.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   11. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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