Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Howell's Georgia Battery
— Walker's Corps —
Captain Evan P. Howell.
12:30 P.M. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1260.)
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° 56.149′ N, 85° 15.238′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexander Bridge Road east of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the walking trail that originates near the two parking areas off Alexander Bridge Road at the intersection with Battleline 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. 6th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walthall's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Walker's Headquarters Shell Monument Brannan's Division (about 600 feet away); Walker's Reserve Corps (about 600 feet away); Wright's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 46th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:30 p.m."
In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.