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

Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863, Afternoon
Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Edmund B. Belding (Wounded)
1st Lieutenant Charles W. Scovill
2d Lieutenant Roland G. Day

Soon after noon the Battery took position on this ground facing south. At about 1:30 p.m., the infantry of the Brigade being in support, the enemy opened on it with artillery. About 50 rounds were fired by the Battery in reply, when the enemy ceased firing. The Battery remained in this position until nearly dark, when a general withdrawal began under the artillery fire of the enemy. This Battery retired firing with prolonges fixed the enemy's artillery pressing in so near that the opposing batteries fired at each other with canister. The Battery was then limbered up and moved north to the vicinity of McDonald's, thence west to the high ground overlooking the Mullis House, where It took position with Willich's and Robertson's (King's) Brigades to cover the withdrawal of the other troops through the McFarland's Gap, and moved with them, reaching Rossville at midnight, and bivouacked. Casualties of the battle: officers wounded 1; men killed 2; men wounded 13; men missing 4; horses wounded
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking west towards the Lafayette Road.
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Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-911.)
 
Location. 34° 55.653′ N, 85° 15.574′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling south. 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, at the southwest edge of the Kelly Field, and just east of the Lafayette Road. 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. Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); To The Opening of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Willich's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 500 feet away); To the Opening of the Battle (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet (seen in background) looking south along the Lafayette Road.
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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking south towards the nearby woods.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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