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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.  
Mebane's Tennessee Battery.
4 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Stovall's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Captain John W. Mebane, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant J.W. Phillips.
2d Lieutenant J.C. Grant.
2d Lieutenant L.E. Wright.

The Battery was not engaged on the 19th, but followed its Brigade closely, ready at all times to come into action if an opportunity offered.
In the assault of the 20th, the Battery came into position on this ground on the left of the Division, under a bitter fire of all arms at short range from the enemy's concealed works, and continued to fire till supporting infantry was forced to retire. Casualties: 1 man wounded; 2 horses killed and 6 wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1365.)
 
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° 55.812′ 
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N, 85° 15.148′ 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. 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) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Semple's Alabama Battery (about 300 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. 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
Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Mebane's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet with its corresponding marker and nearby artillery field pieces.
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 featured tablet with its corresponding marker.
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 featured tablet (far right of picture) with its corresponding marker and some of its nearby artillery field pieces.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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