Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kolb's Alabama Battery
Williams’ Artillery Battalion.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounders Howitzers.
Williams' Artillery Battalion.
September 20, 1863
Captain R. F. Kolb, Commanding
1st Lieutenant Robert Cherry.
1st Lieutenant P. F. Powers.
2d Lieutenant Robert Flournoy.
The Battery crossed the Chickamauga with the Battalion at Alexander's Bridge early in the morning of the 19th, was held as the reserve artillery of Buckner's Corps and took position in rear of his line where the Battery remained for several hours occasionally under artillery fire but not engaged. About 11 A.M. of the 20th the Battery was ordered forward, taking several positions without becoming engaged. About 5 P.M. the Battalion came into position on this ground under under the direction of Major Porter, Chief of Artillery, and opened fire on the enemy who was crossing the road from east to west.
The fire was kept up with effect till General Stewart's Division advanced and closed in across the front, when the Battery ceased firing. Casualties of the battle: men killed 2; men wounded 1; horses killed
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1246.)
Location. 34° 55.282′ N, 85° 15.69′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Poe Road, on the left when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, near the eastern edge of an open field, situated between the east side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road and very near the west side of the Lafayette Road. Touch for map. 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. Site of Poe House (a few steps from this marker); Darden's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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)."
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.