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

Garrity's Alabama Battery

Andersonís Brigade, Hindmanís Division, Polkís Corps.

 
 
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
1. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Garrity's Alabama Battery.
2 Napoleons, 2 6 Pdrs..
Andersonís Brigade, Hindmanís Division, Polkís Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Capt. James Garrity, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Phillip Bond.
1st Lieut. Maynard A. Hassell.
2D Lieut. Henry F. Hassell.


The battery conformed its movements on the 18th and 19th to those of the brigade but was not engaged. About 3 P.M. on the 20th it came into position on this ground on the right of the brigade and opened fire on the enemy who occupied the hill in front. After firing 23 rounds the battery was ordered to report to Gen. Preston and occupied the next hill south of this in rear of his division to the close of the battle. Casualties 1 officer and 4 men wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1245.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.536′ N, 85° 16.145′ W. Marker
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is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. The Garrity's Alabama Battery tablet is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park in a wooded area past the North West corner of Dyer Field along a wooded path. Parking is available on the west side of Glenn-Kelly Road. From the parking area, walk up the hill towards the South Carolina State Monument, two trails will lead north from the South Carolina State Monument to Snodgrass Hill. Follow the left (western) path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Glen-Kelly / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road, 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. Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McLaw's Division (about 400 feet away); South Carolina State Monument (about 500 feet away); Preston's Division (about 500 feet away); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Kershaw's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 7th South Carolina Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Regarding Garrity's Alabama Battery. The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
2. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
View back toward the battery.
the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 23, 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 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
3. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
Garrity's Alabama Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, March 16, 2011
4. Garrity's Alabama Battery
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the tablet situated with the guns of the battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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