Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Negley's Division —
4 James, 2 3" Rifles.
Stanley's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Frederick Schultz, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Joseph Hein.
1st Lieutenant Eben P. Sturges.
2d Lieutenant Jacob Ziegler.
About 9 a.m. the Battery was ordered to the front and took position on the left of the Brigade on a hill, but did not fire; changed position several times by order of general Negley. About noon while in this position the Battery was attacked by the enemy and the entire Battery opened upon him, temporarily checking him, and sustaining a loss in the Battery of 4 men wounded, 8 horses killed and wounded, and expended 240 rounds of ammunition, 75 rounds canister and balance shell. The Battery was ordered from this position to Rossville by General Negley, and encamped there for the night.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-932.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.491′ N, 85° 16.037′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on a hill in the north east corner of Dyer Field. Parking is available where the Vittetoe Road is blocked to cars and becomes a park trail. The tablet is also visible to the west of the parking area for the South Carolina State Monument that is off the Glenn-Kelly Road. 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 Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 600 feet away); 7th Indiana Battery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.