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

Calvert's Arkansas Battery

Polk's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Polk's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps.
September 19, 1863.

1st Lieutenant Thomas Key, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Willis M. Hopwood.
2d Lieutenant James G. Marshall

The Battery with its Brigade moved from near the extreme left of the Army. About 4 p.m. crossed the Chickamauga at Thedford's Ford, formed line of battle near Jay's Mill about sunset, and advanced with the Brigade, passing over the troops of Liddell's Division and coming into position at a trot on this ground, on the right of Wood's and left of Polk's Brigades about dark and opened fire with canister on the enemy at sixty yards.

After about an hour's fighting the enemy retired and the battery bivouacked here for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1250.)
 
Location. 34° 55.526′ N, 85° 14.431′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield,
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View, looking east along the Brotherton Road, with the cannons situated by the NPS to represent the position of Calvert's Arkansas Battery seen to the right of the picture.
along the south side of the Brotherton 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. Semple's Alabama Battery (here, next to this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood’s Brigade. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Scribner’s Brigade (about 700 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 700 feet away). 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 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
 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the cannons situated by the NPS to represent the position of Calvert's Arkansas Battery, along with the featured tablet (on the right), looking north.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View, taken from the park roadway, of the cannons situated by the NPS to represent the position of Calvert's Arkansas Battery, along with a backside view of the featured tablet (on the left), while looking south.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View, looking west along the Brotherton Road, with the cannons situated by the NPS to represent the position of Calvert's Arkansas Battery seen to the left of the picture.
6-pounder bronze field gun, Model of 1841, Register #203 image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
6. 6-pounder bronze field gun, Model of 1841, Register #203
Note the two bird eggs in the muzzle. The second cannon located next to this one is register #84.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on December 28, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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