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

Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery

Brannan's Division

 

— Thomas' Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery D,
First Michigan
Artillery
Morning September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-881.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 56.047′ N, 85° 14.58′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated just off of a park walking trail that runs south from the Reeds Bridge Road, the trail head beginning on the south side of the street, at a roadside parking area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this marker is, “Located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in woods south of Reed's Bridge Road at map site #24.". 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
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
of this marker. A different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 700 feet away); J. King's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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 marker and the marker'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).”

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high, the marker is a simple rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position on morning of September 19, 1863."
 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
View of the featured marker situated directly behind the related D and L tablet.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
View of the marker, situated with the two cannons, that represented the site of the Battery.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker
Another view of the marker, situated with the two cannons, that represented the site of the battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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