Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Scogin's Georgia Battery
— Cheatham's Division —
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Jackson's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Captain John Scogin, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant William E. Lyons.
2d Lieutenant George M. Rockwell (wounded).
The Battery with its Brigade and Division crossed the Chickamauga early in the morning at Dalton's Ford and after coming into position once or twice without being engaged, moved rapidly north to the Alexander's Bridge Road and then west, coming into position on this ground soon after noon in center of Brigade. It was actively engaged till the Brigade was ordered to retire, when on account of a heavy cross-fire and the loss of horses, 1 piece and 1 caisson were abandoned, but were subsequently recovered.
The Battery again took position late in the evening on the hill-top east of this position and had a sharp engagement lasting one and a half hours.
Bivouacked for the night.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.43′ N, 85° 14.921′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Bridge Road west of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park's trails that runs south from Alexander Bridge Road and north from the Brotherton Road. 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 Scogin's Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleburne's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate, 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maney's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 4th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); John Ingraham's Grave (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this markerIn 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.