Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dawson's Georgia Battery
— Stewart's Division —
Lieutenant R.W. Anderson.
11:30 A.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1256.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.204′ N, 85° 15.478′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from 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, a moderate walking distance north of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. 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 Dawson's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); Brown's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bates Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Bate's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Clayton's Brigade (about 500 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 rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:30 a.m."
In locating 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 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
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.