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 —
Two 6, Two 12, Pounder. Howitzers.
Johnson's Brigade, - Johnson's Division.
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.