Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dawson's Georgia Battery
—Stewart's Division —
2 Napoleons; 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Brown's Brigade, Stewart's Division, Buckner's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant R.W. Anderson, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Henry S. Graves.
2d Lieutenant William Bembry (killed).
The Battery followed closely in rear of the Brigade in its charge of the 19th, but did not become engaged. On the morning of the 20th the Battery came into position on this ground in front of the Brigade, with orders to remain until the enemy's position was carried, as there was no position for artillery between the lines. The Battery remained in this position under a heavy fire of the enemy's artillery and musketry. About 11 a.m. the Brigade charged, but the fire from the enemy's Batteries and fortified line of infantry was so intense that it was compelled to retire. During this charge the Battery was exposed to a most destructive fire and retired a short distance to the rear for refitting, pulling two pieces off the field by hand. The Battery soon returned for duty, but was not again engaged. Casualties at this time: 1 officer killed; 5 men wounded; 15 horses killed or wounded.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Location. 34° 55.202′ N, 85° 15.475′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance north of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. 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 Dawson's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Brown's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bates Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bate's Brigade (about 500 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 600 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.