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

6th Ohio Battery

Harker's Brigade

— Wood's Division —

 
 
6th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
Inscription.  
6th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
4 10 Pounder Parrotts, 2 Napoleons.
Harker's Brigade, Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps.

September 19, 1863.

Captain Cullen Bradley, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Oliver H.P. Ayres.
1st Lieutenant James P. McElroy.
2d Lieutenant George W. Smetts (Wounded).

The battery left Lee and Gordon's Mill about 3 p.m. with its Brigade, at a double-quick, reaching this vicinity near 3:30 p.m. The Brigade entered the woods east of the road and north of the Viniard house in support of Heg's Brigade which was fiercely engaged, the Battery remaining in the road. Soon the enemy came pouring out of the woods in every direction and at the same point where the Brigade had entered only a few moments previously. The Battery came into position near the road, but could not fire at once, as the Union troops and the enemy seemed to be intermingled. The Battery retired by sections to this position, one section retiring with prolonges fixed, using canister with effect. The pieces then opened on the enemy who came within about 50 yards of the Battery
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before he gave way. In a short time he reappeared, renewing the fight, but was finally repulsed. The Battery remained near this position till morning. casualties: 1 enlisted man killed; 1 officer and 4 men wounded; 2 horses wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-934.)
 
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° 54.142′ N, 85° 15.862′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the open field just west of the site of the Viniard House. 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 6th Ohio Battery (here, next to this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about
6th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the featured tablet being seen as part of a line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets, in the West Viniard Field.
700 feet away); 98th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); 92nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.2 miles 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 marker and the marker'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).”
 
6th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, situated the 6th Ohio Battery Monument and two related artillery pieces.
6th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the 6th Ohio Battery tablet along the side of the 6th Ohio Battery Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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