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

8th Indiana Battery

Buell's Brigade

 

— Wood's Division —

 
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
1. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
Inscription.  
8th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
4 6-pdrs., 2 12-pdr. howitzers.
Buell's Brigade, Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
Sept. 20. 1863.
Captain George Estep, Commanding
1st Lieut. Jeremiah Voris.
1st Lieut. Samuel Winsor.
2nd Lieut. William Stokes.
2nd Lieut. Charles B. Eldred.
Early in the morning the battery with Wood's division occupied a position on the ridge west of what is now known as Lytle Station. About 9 o'clock it moved to the frontline with Buell's brigade as support, from which position it fired 3 or 4 shots.

(Continuation Tablet):
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Soon after 11 o'clock, while the brigade was moving by the left flank, the enemy burst upon it in such force as to drive it back. The battery was turned to the left crossing acorn field to this position. The Confederates came up in heavy lines to the right of its front and the battery opened upon them with shell and canister. Other batteries were engaged in the same line and holding their own until the Confederates opened a galling fire upon the right flank and rear, charging from the right and capturing
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
2. Continuation Tablet
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the guns. Casualties of the battle: 6 guns and limbers; 2 caisons; 1 man killed; 9 wounded; 7 missing; 56 horses killed and disabled.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-744.)
 
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° 55.347′ N, 85° 16.154′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on 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 8th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (about 300 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
3. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
view, looking northeast across the Dyer Field, and towards Snodgrass Hill, of the featured marker (tablet), and the backside of the adjacent related stone marker.
8th Indiana Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
View, looking southeast across the Dyer Field, of the featured marker (tablet), and the backside of the adjacent related stone marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
6. 8th Indiana Battery Marker
A more distant view, looking southeast across the Dyer Field, of the featured marker (tablet), and the backside of the adjacent related stone marker.
 
 
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 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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