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

Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania

Beatty's Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Battery B, 26th Independent.
Samuel Beatty's Brigade.
Van Cleve's Division.
Crittenden's Corps.

In action in this position afternoon of
September 19th, 1863.

 
Erected by State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number MT-1042.)
 
Location. 34° 54.999′ N, 85° 15.686′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west 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. A different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 monument is, "7' x 7' x 8' high, monument consists of ball finial atop simple column of polished granite, which rests on rock-faced, stepped base. Base contains bronze state coat of arms, lower shaft has inscription”



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. War, US Civil
 
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the Battery in the Brotherton Field, with the featured monument situated between the two cannons.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Union battleline pathway on the high ground in the Brotherton Field.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View, looking east, of the Battery in the Brotherton Field, with the monument situated between two cannons.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
7. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
View of the monument, looking north along the Union battleline pathway in the Brotherton Field, with a very distant view of the Brotherton cabin in the background.
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
8. Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Marker
Close-up view of the Pennsylvania state seal on the front side of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 16, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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