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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 —

 
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Carnes' Tennessee Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Wright's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps.
September 19, 1863.

captain William W. Carnes, commanding.
1st Lieutenant L.G. Marshall.
2d Lieutenant James M. Cockrill.
2d Lieutenant A. Van Vleck (killed)

The Battery with its Brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton's Ford about 9 a.m. It conformed to the movements of the infantry in its advance, and about 1 p.m., under a bitter fire of musketry and artillery, came into action on this ground, on the left of the 38th Tennesseee which regiment was also the left of the Brigade and Division. The firing was at close quarters, only canister being used. While the Battery was engaged in front, with no support on the left, it was attacked by a force of the enemy extending around the left and rear, with horses killed the guns could not be moved; the men were hastily assembled by the bugle, and taken out at a double-quick by the right and rear, leaving the guns to be possed by the advancing Brigade of the enemy. The guns were soon recovered by the
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Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking west, of the featured tablet, with a view of the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" monument directly behind it.
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advance of Stewart's Division. Casualties--out of an aggregate of 76--1 officer killed; 37 men killed or wounded; 49 horses killed.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1358.)
 
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° 54.925′ N, 85° 15.468′ 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 tablet 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. 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 (here, next to this marker); 79th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (within shouting
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 backside of the tablet, situated at the Carnes' Tennessee Battery site, in a clearing in the woods.
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. 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).”
 
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker
Another view, looking south, of the of the featured tablet, in the center, between the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" marker on the left and the "Carnes' Tennessee Battery" monument on the right.
Carnes' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 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
6. Carnes' Tennessee Battery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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