Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Indiana Battery
— Johnson's Division —
4 James, 2 Napoleons
Baldwin's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Captain Peter Simonson, Commanding
1st Lieutenant Alfred Morrison.
2d Lieutenant George H. Briggs.
2d Lieutenant Jacob F. Ellison.
The Battery arrived with its Division from the vicinity of Catlett's Gap soon after noon and followed its Brigade into action about 1 p.m. After advancing about half way through the woods from the Kelly field, the Battery came into position firing 130 rounds at a battery that was shelling the line at this point. The Brigade charged and the Battery came into position on this ground soon after 3 p.m. and remained quietly in position until nearly dak, when the line was attacked by both infantry and artillery.
The Battery opened fire immediately, and continued till the left flank was broken, when fearing the Battery would be captured it retired with the Brigade, abandoning one gun which was entangled in the timber with one of the team horses shot down. The Battery bivouacked in line of battle with
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-734.)
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° 55.593′ N, 85° 14.576′ 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 5th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, 1st Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 33rd Ohio Infantry RegimentScribner’s Brigade (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 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.