Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery A, 1st Michigan
— Baird's Division —
6 10 Pounder Parrotts.
Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant George W. Van Pelt, Commanding (Killed).
2d Lieutenant Almerick W. Wilbur.
2d Lieutenant August Bachman.
After an all night's march from the vicinity of Bird's Mill on the Chickamauga, via Crawford Spring and Widow Glenn's, the Battery arrived at Kelly's cross-roads at daybreak and took position in line of battle. After taking several positions without firing, the Battery came into action on this ground as its fourth position. The enemy (Govan's and Walthall's Brigades) was rapidly approaching from front and flank and two regiments and the Battery came into position facing south, under fire and at right angles to the balance of the Brigade. Four guns were between the two regiments, and one section on the extreme right. After it had fired 64 rounds of canister and percussion shell the enemy rushed on the Battery, overwhelmed the support and captured five guns at the point of the bayonet. The battery was
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-875.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.569′ N, 85° 14.574′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey 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 Battery A, 1st Michigan (here, next to this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner’s Brigade33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument (about 300 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 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.