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

Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery

Clayton’s Brigade, Stewart’s Division

— Buckner’s Corps. —

 
 
Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery.
2 Napoleons; 2 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Clayton’s Brigade, Stewart’s Division, Buckner’s Corps.

September 19, 1863.

Capt. John T. Humphreys’ Commanding.
1st Lieut. John W. Rivers.
2D Lieut. Oliver P. Richardson.


The battery followed the brigade closely in its advance, coming into battery in rear of brigade as it became hotly engaged about 2:30 P.M., but was unable to fire as the men of the brigade were directly between the guns in the enemy. After an hour’s fighting the enemy gave way and the brigade advanced followed by the battery to the Chattanooga Road, coming into position on this ground, but the men were much scattered, some in front, some on the right, and the battery could not fire without endangering the brigade. At this point the enemy opened a hot and well directed fire on the battery. Disabling two limbers and killing and wounding 12 horses. Finding the brigade was retiring from the charge and not being able to fire with safety to the men of the brigade, the battery with some difficulty limbered up and retired.

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battery was not engaged on the 20th. Casualties: 1 man killed and 3 wounded; 9 horses killed and 4 wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1252.)
 
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° 54.892′ N, 85° 15.628′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road, 0.2 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main roadway, south of the Brotherton Road in a wooded area on the east side of LaFatte Road., There is a display of 4 cannon near the marker. 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. Deas’ Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); 13th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); 44th Indiana Infantry
Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker
View looking west toward LaFayette Road and the Union Battle line in Brotherton's Field.
(about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker
View looking north-west toward the marker and two of the cannons on display.
Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
4. Humphreys’ Arkansas Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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