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

Stanford's Mississippi Battery.

Strahlís Brigade, Cheathamís Division, Polkís Corps.

 
 
Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
1. Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker
Inscription.  
Stanford's Mississippi Battery.
4-3 inch rifles.
Strahlís Brigade, Cheathamís Division, Polkís Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Capt. Thomas. J. Stanford, Commanding
1st Lieut. Hugh. R. McSwine.
2nd Lieut. James S. McCall.
2nd Lieut. William A. Brown.

After crossing the Chickamauga Creek early in the morning at Daltonís Ford, the battery followed in rear of the brigade ready at all times to come into action. The ground not being favorable the battery was not engaged until about 3:30 P.M., when the battery opened from this position on the enemy, firing only a few rounds. It was not engaged on the 20th. No casualties reported.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1332.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.085′ N, 85° 14.486′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road south of Brotherton Road, on the left when
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traveling south. This marker is located off of a hiking path that connects Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton Road. Park on the south side of Alexanders Bridge Road near Huggin's Tennessee Battery (CSA, MT-1361). Follow the path southeast to the shell monument for Brig. Gen. Preston Smith (CSA). A path will lead south to this tablet. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ringgold GA 30736, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith's Brigade (approx. ľ mile away); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (approx. ľ mile away); 29th Indiana Infantry (approx. ľ mile away); Jackson's Brigade (approx. ľ mile away); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. ľ mile away); Deshler's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dodge's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Also see . . .  Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on June 26, 2017.) 
 
Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
2. Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker
Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 1, 2011
3. Stanford's Mississippi Battery Tablet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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