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

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Connell's Brigade

— Brannan's Division —

 
 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
Two 10 pounder Parrots, Two James, Two 12 pounder Howitzers.
Connell's Brigade, Brennan's Division,Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Josiah W. Church, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Henry B. Corbin.
2nd Lieutenant Daniel W. Sawyer.
2nd Lieutenant Jesse B. Fuller.

After an all night's march from the vicinity of Gower's Ford on the Chickamauga, and a half hour's halt and formation in line near McDonald's House, the Battery with its Brigade reached the ground upon which the Reed's Bridge Tower now stands, and with the 3rd Brigade, took part in checking the advance of the enemy (Liddell's Division) who was in pursuit of troops of Baird's Division. The enemy appearing on the left in heavy masses, the Battery came to this position, in support of Van Derveer's Brigade, and assisted in repulsing successive assaults on its front and left. About 1 p.m. the fighting ceased and after several changes in position the Battery with the Brigade bivouacked for the night in the field near the Dyer House.
Casualties during the day:
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2 men wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-877.)
 
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° 56.35′ N, 85° 14.371′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road north of Delores Drive, on the left when traveling east. 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. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dibrell's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); Van Derveer's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Brannan's Division (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Van Derveer's Brigade (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This marker is situated north of the roadway, several minutes walk away from the trailhead, just off a primary walking trail, in the woods.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, with two cannons, situated in a clearing, at the end of the trail.
This marker shows the position of this section of artillery in the action described on the nearby VanDerveer's Brigade tablet MT-645B.

In locating this tablet 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).”
 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View, looking northwest, back along the park trail, of the tablet with two cannons, situated in a clearing, at the end of the trail.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, situated in the midst of the woods, in a clearing, at the end of the trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 178 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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