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

Battery A, 1st Michigan

Scribner's Brigade

 

— Baird's Division —

 
Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker
Inscription.  U.

Battery A, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
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
Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker
View, looking north, of the Battery A, 1st Michigan Monument, with the related featured marker (tablet), situated immediately behind it.
an object of contention for several hours between other commands, three of these guns were subsequently recaptured. Lieutenant Van Pelt and five men were killed, seven wounded and 12 captured.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-875.)
 
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); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Scribner’s Brigade
Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker
View, looking south, of the featured marker (tablet), with the related, Battery A, 1st Michigan Monument, situated immediately behind it.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Battery A, 1st Michigan Marker
View, looking south along the park trail, of the distant featured marker (tablet).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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