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

21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery

Turchin's Brigade

— Reynolds' Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
6 Napoleons
Turchin's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William E. Chess.
2d Lieutenant Abram P. Andrew.

After an all night's march from the vicinity of Pond Spring and the Widow Glenn's, the Battery came into position on this ground in center of Brigade, soon after noon, from which point some 180 rounds of ammunition were expended. The enemy's line and the troops on the right having given way soon after 3 pm the Brigade and Battery changed front to the right and south, and as the enemy advanced from that direction the Battery threw a few rounds of canister when the Brigade charged, followed by the Battery. After advancing some distance the Battery again came into position firing canister and case shot. It was then ordered back to former position and thence to a ridge near the Chattanooga road, where it bivouacked for the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
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Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-765.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.214′ N, 85° 15.073′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette 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 secondary east to west roadways, in the woods northwest of the Brock 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. Turchin's Brigade (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cruft's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Palmer's Division (about 500 feet away); Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Dodge's Brigade (about 800 feet away). 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
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View of tablet at the end of a secondary trail, situated in a clearing in the woods.
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).”
 
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
View of tablet situated in a clearing in the woods.
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Marker
Another view of tablet situated in a clearing in the woods.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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