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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.
1 Napoleon, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
McNair's Brigade, Johnson's Division, Hood's Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Captain James F. Culpepper, Commanding
1st Lieutenant J.L.S. Dove.
1st Lieutenant J.L. Moses.
2d Lieutenant Henry J. Ham.
2d Lieutenant Perry Moses.

In the morning the Battery was in position on the right of the Brigade on a ridge southeast of here. When the enemy advanced about 10:30 a.m. the Battery opened fire, aiding in repulsing the attack. In the general advance about 11 a.m. the battery came into position near and north of the Brotherton House and opened fire on the enemy over the heads of the advancing Confederates. About noon it again came into action in the southwest corner of the Poe Field, aiding in forcing the enemy back on Snodgrass Ridge, and later in the day by order of General Longstreet came into action on this ground and opened on the enemy who was crossing the road from his left to his right, and continued to fire, doing fine execution, till General Stewart's division in its advance
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intervened. The battery fired from this position 250 rounds. Casualties of the battle: 5 severely wounded and 9 slightly wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1344.)
 
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° 15.618′ 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 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. 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 this marker); 18th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade
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
View of both the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery tablet (foreground) and stone marker (background).
(within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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).”
 
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 the site of the Culpepper's South Carolina Battery, with marker and tablet, looking east.
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 northwest, towards the Lafayette Road.
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).
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2018
6. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
View of the tablet, looking north, across the Poe Field.
Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
7. Culpepper's South Carolina Battery Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-1344, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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