Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fowler's Alabama Battery
— Liddell's Division —
Walthall's Brigade, Liddell's Division,
Walker's Corps. - September 20, 1863.
Captain William H. Fowler, Commanding, Wounded.
1st Lieutenant John Phelan.
1st Lieutenant Robert Perrin.
2nd Lieutenant N. Venable.
2nd Lieutenant William Dailey.
The battery followed the brigade coming into position on this ground on right of brigade and division where it was under a severe cross fire from several Union batteries and was finally flanked and compelled to retire. Before the battery was ordered to leave this position one section under Lieutenant Perrin engaged a Union battery on the right within short range doing it considerable damage as was subsequently ascertained. In returning one piece under Lieutenant Daily went farther to the right and joined a battery of General Forrest's and continued firing until the close of the battle. Casualties of the battle 8 men killed 1 officer and 17 men wounded 1 man missing 27 horses killed or disabled.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 56.461′ N, 85° 15.601′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Post Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the grounds of the battlefield Visitor Center, just north the building. 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. Warren's Mississippi Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 12 - Pounder Mountain Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Chickamauga (about 300 feet away); Historic Plaques and Markers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this markerI 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 July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.