Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Warren Mississippi Light Artillery
2 Napoleons, 2 James.
Govan's Brigade, Liddell's Division, Walker's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant H. Shannon, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant W. P. McDonald.
This battery was also known as Sweet's Battery. It was actively engaged with the enemy at Alexander's Bridge about 2 p.m., and crossed at Byram's Ford in the evening of the 18th. It followed the Brigade and Division in their charge at 11 a.m. of the 19th, but owing to their rapid advance, sweeping Baird's Division from their front, the Battery was not engaged till the Brigade was falling back, when it took position in rear and opened on the enemy checking his advance. About 3 p.m. the Battery again took position on the right of the Brigade and opened on the enemy for a short time, but was compelled to fall back to the base of the ridge for protection from a Confederate Battery firing too close to the line. In the advance of Cleburne's Division about dusk the Battery again came into position on his right and rear on this ground and shelled the enemy's rear by direction of General
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1333.)
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° 55.759′ N, 85° 14.272′ 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. 31st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Croxton's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 10th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 600 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery (about 600 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 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.