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

Scott's Tennessee Battery

Smith's Brigade

 

Cheatham's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.  C.
Scott's Tennessee Battery.
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
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
From left to right, a view of the stone marker, the D and L tablet and the featured tablet, that are all dedicated to Scott's Tennessee Battery.
slightly wounded. Lost 14 horses and 1 set of artillery harness. The Battery was not engaged on the 20th.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1370.)
 
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 of this marker); 19th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
From left to right, a view of the backside of the featured tablet, the backside of the D and L tablet and the stone marker, that are all dedicated to Scott's Tennessee Battery.
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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking south along the park walking trail, of the cannons that mark the site of Scott's Tennessee Battery. The featured tablet can be faintly seen, situated between the trail and the tree in the center of the picture.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
Another view, looking south along the park walking trail, of the cannons that mark the site of Scott's Tennessee Battery. The featured tablet can be seen, situated between the trail and the tree in the center of the picture.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
6. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the cannon placed at the site of Scott's Tennessee Battery. A view of the backside of the featured tablet is seen in the very center of the picture.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
7. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking north along the park walking trail, of the cannons that mark the site of Scott's Tennessee Battery, and the featured tablet.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
8. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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