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

York's Georgia Battery.

Johnsonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Longstreet's Corps.

 
 
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
1. York's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.  
York's Georgia Battery.
Two 6-PDR., Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Johnsonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Longstreetís Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blout.
2nd Lieut. W.R. Jackson.


After being engaged about 10:30 A.M. east of Brothertonís the battery followed its brigade in the Brotherton field. Soon after 11 A.M. Firing a few rounds, and then advancing to a position near the Dyer house, where it fired one round, when it again advanced to this Ridge about 11:45 A.M., and opened fire upon part of the Union artillery and trains escaping through the Vittetoe Gap. One gun was run forward to a knoll in the Vittetoe field, to fire through the gap. Between 1:15 and 1:45 P.M. the battery left this position and advanced to the attack on Snodgrass Ridge.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1272.)
 
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° 
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55.276′ N, 85° 16.376′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park along a park trail that crosses the Dry Road near coordinates (N 34.917 W 85.273). Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. Pass the small Dyer cemetery and several other markers. The marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path. 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. Dick's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); York's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); Lieut. George W. Landrum (about 600 feet away); Johnson's Division - Hood's Corp (about 700 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
2. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking west, toward the marker and the tree line. The parks path used to reach this marker is just behind the trees.
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).”
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 29, 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 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
3. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking north, toward one of the four cannons on display near this marker.
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
4. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking west, toward the marker and two of the cannons flanking this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 137 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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