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

Dent's Alabama Battery

Dea's Brigade - Hindman's Division

 

— Polk's Corps —

 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Dent's Alabama Battery.
6 Napoleons.
Deas’ Brigade, Hindman's Division, Polk’s Corps.
September 20, 1863
Captain S. H. Dent, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant W. T. Stockton.
2nd Lieutenant D. L. Southwick
2nd Lieutenant G. B. Ziegler.

About 2 p.m. 4 guns of the battery followed Johnson's Brigade to this position and participated in the struggle for the possession of the northern crest aiding in repulsing repeated counter attacks and giving valuable support to the assaulting column till the close of the action. Two guns were detached with Gregg's Brigade during the afternoon and in the final struggle were moved up the hollow by hand firing the closing shots down the northern slope. casualties during the battle, men killed 3 officers wounded 1 men wounded 12 horses killed 4 horses wounded 4.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1241.)
 
Location. 34° 55.483′ N, 85° 16.521′ W. Marker is
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
Frontal view of the Battery, backside view of the tablet (marker). The walking path comes up from the old Vittetoe Road on the left and goes on up to the western end of Snodgrass Hill on the right.
near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park walking trail that runs along the southern spur of Snodgrass Hill, from the old Vittetoe Road to the far western end of Snodgrass Hill (Horseshoe Ridge), where the far right flank of the Union line was situated. 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. McNair's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); York's (Georgia) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); John W. Bull Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Manigault's South Carolina Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gregg's Brigade (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Johnson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
Another frontal view of the Battery, and a backside view of the tablet (marker).
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the tablet (marker) looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill) along the park walking path.
Dent's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. Dent's Alabama Battery Marker
View looking east of the tablet (marker) in the foreground, with the walking path directly behind the tablet (marker).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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