Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
11th Indiana Battery
— Sheridan's Division —
4 Napoleons, 2 3" Rifles.
Lytle's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Arnold Sutermeister. Commanding
1st Lieutenant John Otto.
1st Lieutenant Henry M. Williams (wounded).
2d Lieutenant Charles R. Scott.
2d Lieutenant John H. Ehlers.
The Battery was not engaged on the 19th and with its Brigade took position near Widow Glenn's early in the morning of the 20th, forming east of the house and remaining there till noon, when by order of General Lytle it moved with the Brigade rapidly to the left and came into position on this ground, the rifle section on the right. As soon as the retreating troops cleared the field a rapid fire of canister was opened on the enemy. Finding the Battery was not supported, and the enemy drawing very close, the Battery was ordered to retreat. Owing to the loss of horses and men in the rifle section, and Lieutenant Williams in command of them being disabled, these guns were abandoned. The Battery opened once on the ridge west of the Crawfish Springs road,
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-747.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.715′ N, 85° 16.088′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located a short walk off the north side of the roadway, between two cannons and by a monument. 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 11th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a To Where Lytle Fell (about 400 feet away); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.