Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
— Thomas' Corps —
Afternoon Sept. 20, 1863
Erected 1895 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-880.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.504′ N, 85° 16.05′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Vittetoe Chickamauga Road. The marker to Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park on a hill in the north east corner of Dyer Field. Parking is available on the west side of Vittetoe Chickamauga / Glenn-Kelly Road. The monument is visible to the west of the parking area near the South Carolina State Monument. 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. 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (here, next to this marker); South Carolina State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 500 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
Regarding Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker. This standard Michigan regimental marker, built in 1895, consists of 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high simple rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position in the afternoon of September 20, 1863.
Also see . . .
1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 16, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on August 16, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battery "D" 1st Regiment Michigan Light Artillery. (Submitted on August 16, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.