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

Mebane's Tennessee Battery

Stovall's Brigade

— Breckinridge's Division —

 
 
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Tennessee
Mebane's Battery
Stovall's Brigade
Breckinridge's Division
10:30 a.m. September 20, 1863

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1367.)
 
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° 55.814′ N, 85° 15.149′ 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 east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's east to west roadways. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Alexander Bridge Road, map site #69". 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 Mebane's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (CSA)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Semple's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (about 700 feet away); Starkweather's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 24th Illinois Infantry (about 700 feet away); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 10:30 a.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
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the marker, looking southwest, with the Alexander Bridge Road in the background.
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the marker with its corresponding tablet and nearby artillery field pieces.
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of marker and battery of artillery field pieces
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the marker with its corresponding tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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