Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Negley's Division —
4 Napoleons, 2 3" Rifles.
Sirwell's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Alexander Marshall. Commanding.
1st Lieutenant George W. Bills.
2d Lieutenant Samuel W. Treat.
This Battery was not engaged on the 19th. About 8 a.m. on the 20th one section under command of Lieutenant Bills moved from the elevation in the south end of the Dyer farm to this position, the Brigade being in line in its front. About 9 a.m. moved to the left and rear following Captain Schultz Battery; took several positions on the hills in the woods, as ordered by General Negley without firing. The Battery opened but once, firing not over 50 rounds, silencing a battery in its front. Soon after noon was ordered to the rear by General Negley, and encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties: Horses abandoned 5.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-929.)
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° 54.914′ N, 85° 15.98′ 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 north. This tablet is situated about 100 feet off the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, flanked on either side by an artillery piece. 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 G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Rout of the Union Right (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); Clayton's Brigade (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
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