Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery
—Palmer's Division —
Text on the south side of the monument:
4th U.S. Artillery
Text on the east side of the monument:
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:
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:
Siege of Chattanooga
Erected 1893. (Marker Number MT-1053.)
Location. 34° 55.792′ 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 Areas • War, US Civil •
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.