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

McCants' Florida Battery

Williams' Artillery Battalion

 
 
McCants' Florida Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
Inscription.  
McCants' Florida Battery.
1 10 Pounder Parrott, 3 6 Pounders.
Williams' Artillery Battalion.

September 20, 1863.

Captain Robert P. McCants, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Thomas J. Perry.
1st Lieutenant Andrew J. Neal.
2d Lieutenant James C. Davis.

The Battalion crossed the Chickamauga at Alexander's Bridge early in the morning of the 19th and was posted in rear of Buckner's Corps in reserve. While at that place this battery was detached with orders to report to Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division. Late in the day the Battery rejoined the Battalion without having been engaged, and thereafter acted with it throughout the battle. About noon of the 20th the Battalion moved with its Division to the Brotherton House occupying several positions without becoming engaged till near 5 p.m., when it came into position on this ground under direction of Major Porter, Chief of Artillery, and opened fire on the enemy, who was then beginning to withdraw under orders from the Kelly Field line. The fire was kept up with considerable effect until General Stewart's Division
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By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
View of the site of the McCants' Florida Battery (foreground) and the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (background).
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having advanced and closed in across the front, the Battery ceased firing. While in this position the Battery was subjected to a fire from the enemy's artillery at about 900 yards range. Casualties of the battle: 1 man wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1254.)
 
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° 55.294′ N, 85° 15.642′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet 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 Poe 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. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade
McCants' Florida Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
View of the site of the McCants' Florida Battery, with the Georgia State Memorial Monument seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Poe House (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 System).”
 
McCants' Florida Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
View, looking northwest, of the McCants' Florida Battery, with the Lafayette Road seen in the background.
McCants' Florida Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
View of the site of the McCants' Florida Battery, looking east.
McCants' Florida Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. McCants' Florida Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, looking north, across the Poe Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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