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

Bledsoe's Missouri Battery

Gregg’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps

 
 
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
1. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery
Two 3” Rifles, Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Gregg’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863.

1st Lieutenant R. L. Wood, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Chas. W. Higgins.
2nd Lieutenant H. W. Anderson.
2nd Lieutenant John S. Wheatly.
2nd Lieutenant L. L. Maughas.


The battery came into position on this ground about 7 A.M. on the 19th on the right of Gregg’s and left of Fulton’s brigades, and was occupying this ground when the union line, about 2 P.M., advanced and drove in the skirmishers. The battery then opened fire in the direction of the Viniard house and aided materially in repulsing the attack in this vicinity. The battery followed the brigade in its advance about 2:30 P.M. but owing to the dense timber was not engaged again that day.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1335.)
 
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° 
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54.37′ N, 85° 15.117′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Viniard Road, half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to 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. Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Peeples' Georgia Battery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Peeple's Georgia Battery (about 700 feet away); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (about 800 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); York's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 8th Kansas Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
2. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Marker
listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3


In locating 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 marker and the marker'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 November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
3. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery
View, looking south, of two cannons that flank the Bledsoe's Missouri Battery tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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