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

Dent's Alabama Battery

Deas’ Brigade, Hindman's Division, Polk’s Corps.

 
 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
1. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Dent's Alabama Battery.
6 Napoleons.
Deas’ Brigade, Hindman's Division, Polk’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863, noon
Capt. S. H. Dent, Commanding.
1st Lieut. W. T. Stockton.
2nd Lieut. D. L. Southwick
2nd Lieut. G. B. Zeigler.


From its position South East of Brotherton’s, this battery soon after 11 A.M. moved with its brigade in the general advance of the left wing, firing a few shots over the heads of the Confederate infantry until the enemy and the pursuing infantry had disappeared from its front. The captain then hearing vigorous firing in a northwesterly direction, in the exercise of his discretion, moved his battery to this position from which he fired through the mouth of the gap near the Vittetoe house at passing wagon trains and artillery of the enemy there to be seen moving rapidly towards Chattanooga, throwing them into confusion, blocking the road, and so being largely instrumental in securing the capture of many wagons, cassons, etc.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1240.)
 
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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° 55.142′ N, 85° 16.392′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Road near Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road 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. 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade (about 700 feet away); Van Cleve's Division (about 800 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 800 feet away); York's Georgia Battery. (approx. 0.2 miles away); York's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
2. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View, looking south, of the marker. There are two cannons flanking this marker.
sectionhead>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 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 October 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
3. Dent's Alabama 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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