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

York's (Georgia) Battery

Johnson's Brigade - Johnson's Division

 

Longstreet's Corps

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. York's (Georgia) Battery Marker
Inscription.  
York's (Georgia) Battery.
Two 6, Two 12, Pounder. Howitzers.
Johnson's Brigade, - Johnson's Division.
Longstreet's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant William S. Everett,
Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Francis M. Blount.
2d Lieutenant W. R. Jackson.

About 2 p.m. the Battery came into position on this ground. The Brigade advanced and was driven back to this position when the Battery opened with canister and held its position during three successive charges of the enemy using 34 rounds to the piece. One section was forwarded about sunset to the northern crest and opened down a ravine with one piece firing 3 rounds. Night closing in and the enemy having disappeared the Battery retired and encamped for the night. Casualties of the battle 3 men wounded, 5 horses disabled, rounds expended 428.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1273.)
 
Location. 34° 55.475′ N, 85° 16.495′ W. Marker
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. York's (Georgia) Battery Marker
View of the marker (tablet), and the surrounding cannon, looking south, along the park walking path.
is 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. Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); McNair's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); John W. Bull Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manigault's South Carolina 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
 
York's (Georgia) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. York's (Georgia) Battery Marker
View of the marker (tablet), and the surrounding cannon, looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill), along the park walking path.
York's (Georgia) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. York's (Georgia) Battery Marker
View of the featured marker (tablet), situated in front of a related stone 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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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