Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Brannan's Division —
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Croxton's Brigade, Brannan's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Marco B. Gary, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Hiram W. Turner.
2d Lieutenant Thomas King.
2d Lieutenant Jerome B. Stephens.
After an all night's march from the vicinity of Morgan's Ford on the Chickamauga via Crawfish Spring, the Battery with its Brigade arrived at Kelly's house soon after daylight, and about 7 a.m. moved in the second line of the Brigade to the front and took position in a small open field. The infantry moving to the front into the timber, engaged the enemy who was in heavy force. Twenty minutes later the Battery moved to the front, but finding the infantry already falling back, it came into position on this ground and threw a few shells at a high elevation for effect only. Three successive times during the day the Battery was ordered into position in the face of the enemy, and each time, the infantry being driven back, was ordered to the rear. About 4 p.m. the Battery followed the Brigade to the
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-921.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 56.009′ N, 85° 14.627′ 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, and then junctions with an east to west trail. The trail head beginning on the south side of the street, at a roadside parking area. 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. 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (about 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 35th Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 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 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.