Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Scott's Tennessee Battery
— Cheatham's Division —
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounders Howitzers.
Smith's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant John H. Marsh, Commanding (Wounded).
2d Lieutenant A. T. Watson.
The Battery with its Brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton's Ford about 8 o'clock a.m., and after several halts moved north rapidly in rear of the Brigade, and came into action on this ground about 12:30 p.m. under a heavy fire of musketry from the enemy. Several privates were wounded in coming into action. Opened fire on the enemy with spherical case and canister at short range with effect. The howitzer of the right section, after firing two rounds, was disabled by the cap-square breaking. After firing some twenty minutes, 1st Lieutenant John H. Marsh was severely wounded, and taken from the field. Under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery from the enemy the battery continued firing for about thirty minutes, when the Brigade was retired under orders about half a mile. Casualties: 2 privates killed, 3 severely wounded and 10
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1370.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.104′ N, 85° 14.812′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road west of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker (tablet) is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a park walking trail that runs south from the Brotherton Road, and through the woods to the east and south of the Brock Field. 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 Scott's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Scott's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Strahl's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Cheatham's Division (within shouting distance 19th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 31st Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); 41st Ohio Infantry (about 500 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 tablet and the tablet'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 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.