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

Carnes' Tennessee Battery

Wright's Brigade

— Cheatham's Division —

 
 
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.  
CSA

Carnes'
Battery.
Wright's Brigade.
Cheatham's Division.
Polk's Corps.
Captain William W. Carnes.
1st Lieutenant L.G. Marshall.
2nd Lieutenant J.M. Cockrill.
2nd Lieutenant A. Van Vleck,killed.
Casualties. 38 Men. 49 Horses.

 
Erected 1900 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1359.)
 
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° 54.928′ N, 85° 15.469′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance south of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking trail. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument
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located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods south of Brotherton Road along the horse trail, map site #223.". 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 Carnes' Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 79th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (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. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “Measuring 6'6" x 3' x 11', the monument has a simple base & carved pedestal supporting an inscribed shield framed by granite cannon tubes and surmounted by a molded capstone."

In locating this monument 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
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front of the monument.
monument and the monument'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).”
 
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking east along the park walking trail, of the monument, situated at the Carnes' Tennessee Battery site, in a clearing in the woods.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking west, of the backside of the featured monument, with a view of the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" tablet.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking west, of the backside of the featured monument, with a view of the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" tablet, and the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" marker.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
6. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
Another view, looking south, of the of the featured monument on the right, and then going right to left it is the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" tablet, and then the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" marker.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
7. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the Carnes' Tennessee Battery site (with four artillery pieces) along with the Carnes' Tennessee Battery marker, tablet, and monument.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
8. Carnes' Tennessee Battery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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