Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Wisconsin Battery
— Van Cleve's Division —
4 10 pdr. Parrotts, 2 12 pdr. Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. Hiram F. Hubbard.
2d Lieut. Henry Currier.
At 3 A.M. the Battery moved from its position near Viniard's and joined its division. About day-break Col. Barnes' Brigade was ordered to report to Gen. Wood. The Battery, following the Brigade, reported and was ordered out of the timber by Gen. Wood, taking position in rear of Brigade in the open field, and was soon ordered by Major Mendenhall to this position in line with other batteries of the same corps. The Battery was ordered to reserve fire till the lines of the enemy could be seen. The field and woods to the left of this position being unoccupied, the enemy advanced in the timber and his musketry was soon telling with fearful effect upon the cannoneers and horses; he also brought two guns to bear on this position. The whole Battery opened on these woods. The enemy made rapid movement under cover of a cornfield and completely flanked
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1068.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.373′ N, 85° 16.152′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the northwest corner of Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.