Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania
Samuel Beatty's Brigade
Van Cleve's Division
Battery B, 26th Independent,
Samuel Beatty's Brigade,
Van Cleve's Division,
In action in this position forenoon of
September 20th, 1863.
Erected 1894 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1043.)
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. 34° 55.393′ N, 85° 16.15′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is located on the high ground in the west side of the Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located 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 B, 26th Pennsylvania (a few steps from 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); 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “4' x 1'6" x 5' high, marker is an irregular, rock-faced slab with a block-letter inscription on the front. Marks unit's position on the afternoon of September 20, 1863.”
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 October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.