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

3rd Wisconsin Battery

Barnes' Brigade

 

Van Cleve's Division

 
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
1. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
Inscription.  
3d Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery.
4 10 pdr. Parrotts, 2 12 pdr. Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. Cortland Livingston, Commanding.
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
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
2. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
the guns, pouring into them volleys of musketry. The Battery lost 30 horses in the first five pieces, which were also lost. One horse was lost in getting away with the sixth piece, which was the only piece saved, and retired soon after to Chattanooga. Casualties: enlisted men killed 2; Enlisted men wounded 13; enlisted men missing 11; horses killed 32.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1068.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (here, next to this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View, looking southeast, of the featured marker (tablet) in the foreground, with its related stone marker situated just behind the featured marker (tablet), and a view of the Dyer Field in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View looking north, along the western edge of the Dyer Field, of both the featured marker (tablet), and its related stone marker. Off in the distant background is a view of the Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania Artillery's stone marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 2 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.
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