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

Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery

Grose's Brigade

— Palmer's Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery
4 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers.
Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.

September 20, 1863.

1st Lieut. Francis L. D. Russell, Commanding.
2d Lieut. John G. Butler.

Early in the morning Captain Standart, Chief of Artillery of Palmer's Division, placed the Battery in this field in rear of General Cruft's Brigade in reserve. The Battery remained here during the day, firing but once, when Grose's Brigade was driven out of the woods on the left. The Battery then changed front and firing over the heads of the infantry aided in driving the enemy back. During the day the two 24 pounder howitzers were used in replacing two guns of Battery B, 1st Ohio Artillery, that were disabled, and were gallantly served with General Cruft's Brigade during the afternoon. About 5 o'clock p.m. the Battery received orders to withdraw to Rossville and retired with General Cruft's Brigade to that point and encamped for the night. Casualties of the battle: 2 men killed; 6 wounded; 14 horses killed and wounded; 3 caissons abandoned.
 
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1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1059.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.792′ N, 85° 15.557′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly Field. 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. Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
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Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the featured tablet, alongside the 4 artillery pieces, monument and tablet for the Battery A, 1st Ohio national Military Park display in the Kelly field.
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 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).”
 
Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, looking north, across much of the Kelly Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 153 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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