Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Peeples' Georgia Battery
Triggs Brigade - Preston’s Division
2 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers.
Leyden’s Artillery Battalion, Preston’s Division, Buckner’s Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Capt. Tyler M. Peeples, Commanding.
1st Lieut. William J. Born.
1st Lieut. Thomas H. Loveless (Wounded).
2d Lieut. John T. Clower.
The battery operated with Trigg’s brigade during the battle. It came into position on this ground about 4 P.M., as the brigade advanced, and was subjected to a very severe enfilading fire of artillery is well as a fire from artillery and infantry in its front. Owing to the unfavorable position of the battery, the cannoneers could not see the enemy’s artillery. The fire of the battery was so directed as not to injure the infantry in front. When the brigade retired from the front of the battery it was dark and the action ceased. The battery was not engaged on the 20th, though subjected to the fire of the enemy’s battery. Casualties of the battle: 1 officer and 2 men wounded; 11 horses killed and disabled.
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker
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, 1963.
Location. 34° 54.321′ 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 the 8th Kansas Infantry. 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 Peeple's 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 InfantryCulpeper’s South Carolina Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. ¼ mile 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. 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.