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

Culpepper's South Carolina Battery

McNair's Brigade

— Johnson's Division —

 
 
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
1. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Culpepper's South Carolina
Battery


Sunday September 20th, 1863.
Captain J.F. Culpepper
Commanding.

 
Erected 1901 by the State of South Carolina. (Marker Number MT-1345.)
 
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° 55.296′ N, 85° 15.618′ 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 marker 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. A different marker also named Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (here, next to this marker); McCants' Florida Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of
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this marker); 18th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Darden's Mississippi Battery (about 300 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 simple, rectangular, rock-faced block mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the front that carries an inscription. Marks regiment's position on September 20, 1863."

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 marker and the marker'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
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
2. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
3. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
View of both the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery tablet (foreground) and stone marker (background).
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
4. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
View of the site of the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery, with marker and tablet, looking east.
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
5. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery
View of the site of the McCants' Florida Battery (foreground) and the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery (background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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