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

Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

Bradley's Brigade

— Sheridan's Division —

 
 
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery.
4 3" Rifles, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Bradley's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, McCook's Corps

September 19, 1863.

Captain Mark H. Prescott, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Joseph R. Channel.
2d Lieutenant Stephen G. Grubb.

The Battery with its Brigade moved from Pond Spring early in the morning, forming temporary line of battle near Crawfish Spring, and, subsequently, near Lee and Gordon's Mill, without becoming seriously engaged.

It reached this position about 4 p.m., the Battery coming into position on this ground, and remained till the morning of the 20th without serious engagement or loss.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-658.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.133′ N, 85° 15.694′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe
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, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Viniard-Alexander Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, near the site of the Viniard House, along the Lafayette Road. 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 C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 2nd Minnesota Battery (about 300 feet away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 51st Illinois Infantry (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
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, and a battery of guns, looking north along the Lafayette Road.
Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
A view of the backside of the tablet, along with a battery of four field pieces.
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated beside the monument for Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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