Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Warren's Mississippi Light Artillery
— Liddell's Division —
2 Napoleons; 2 James.
Liddell's Brigade, Liddell's Division, Walker's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant H Shannon, Commanding.
2nd Lieutenant W.P. McDonald Mortally Wounded.
This battery was also known as Swett's battery. With its brigade it moved to the extreme right in support of General Breckinridge's division in the morning and remained in position without becoming engaged till the afternoon. About 5 p.m. the battery was ordered forward by the Reed's Bridge Road coming into position on this ground on the right of its division line. When the battery opened on the enemy about 800 yards northwest artillery from several points immediately replied completely enfilading the line of infantry. Reynolds' division of infantry in plain view moving at a double-quick directly against the left flank of the division with the artillery fire above mentioned made the position untenable. The battery was ordered to retire which it did as rapidly as possible losing one gun by the loss of a horse which was soon after
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1334.)
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° 56.453′ N, 85° 15.617′ 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. Fowler's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Artillery (within shouting The Battle of Chickamauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Plaques and Markers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battlefield Monuments (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.