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

Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery

Rodney's Section

— Van Derveer's Brigade —

 
 
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
U.S.A.
Battery I, 4th U.S., Rodney's Section
Van Derveer's Brigade, Brannan's Division
September 19, 1863. 12 to 1 p.m.
Lieutenant Frank G. Smith.


 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1055A.)
 
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° 56.228′ N, 85° 14.322′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road west of Rock Haven Lane, on the right when traveling west. This tablet cannot be seen from the roadway and is located at the end of a short trail, that goes north off of the roadway, a short distance into the woods. 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. A different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
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(about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ector's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Derveer's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 87th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brannan's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. The trailhead that leads to the location of this tablet is on the north side of the roadway, nearly opposite across the street, from the Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery tablet that is situated, between two cannons, in a clearing on the south side of the roadway.

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
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet in a clearing in the woods.
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Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, in a clearing, at the end of a trail into the woods.
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
A much more distant view of the tablet, as seen from near the roadside trailhead, looking into the woods, along the trail.
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, situated in a wooded clearing, between two cannon.
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Another view of the tablet, situated in a wooded clearing, between two cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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