Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Peeple's Georgia Battery
Triggs Brigade - Preston’s Division
Capt. Tyler M. Peeples
4 P. M. Sept. 19, 1863
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1265.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.319′ N, 85° 15.237′ 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 a second path that leads off to the west (your left, when walking north). This secondary path will take to the two markers to Peeples' Georgia Battery. Continue along this path to the marker to 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. A different marker also named Peeples' Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 8th Kansas Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (about 700 feet away); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (about 800 feet away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Georgia marker, built between 1898 and 1899. The marker is a rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with two crossed cannons in relief above it. It marker the units location in September 19, 1863, at 4 P.M.
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
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site. (Submitted on November 15, 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 15, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 17, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.