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

Scogin's Georgia Battery

Jackson's Brigade

— Cheatham's Division —

 
 
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
1. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Scogin's Georgia Battery
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Jackson's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain John Scogin, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant William E. Lyons.

The Battery came into position on this ground about 4 p.m. under a heavy direct and cross-fire, aided materially in the success of the final assault on this part of the line, and held the position till the fight closed.
Casualties of the battle: 1 private killed, 1 officer and 10 privates wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1268.)
 
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° 56.075′ N, 85° 15.151′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road east of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker
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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. A different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Wright's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Croxton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Walker's Reserve Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (about 500 feet away); Gist's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 6th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this 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
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, with its associated Georgia marker in the immediate background, and the park trail visible to the left of the tablet.
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Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
3. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the associated Georgia Battery marker in the foreground, with the backside of the featured tablet directly behind it, and in the distant background the blue tablet of Croxton's Brigade. Note the park trail to the right of the markers.
Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker
A more distant view of the backside of the featured tablet, next to its corresponding Georgia Battery marker, along the park trail in the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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