Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery
4 Napoleons, 2 Parrotts.
King's Brigade, Baird's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Howard M. Burnham, Commanding (Killed).
2d Lieutenant Joshua A. Fessenden (Wounded Slightly).
2d Lieutenant Israel Ludlow (Wounded).
After an all night's march, September 18, from the vicinity of Bird's mill on Chickamauga via Crawfish Spring and Widow Glenn's the Battery arrived at Kelly's House and took position in line of battle soon after daybreak. About nine o'clock the advance was ordered in an easterly direction and after driving the enemy for a considerable distance, the Brigade was ordered by General Baird to form a new front at right angles with the other, facing south.
The Battery was hardly in position before the troops on the right giving away in confusion, it was exposed to a most terrific fire of musketry from the front and flank. At the first fire Lieutenant Burnham was killed and Lieutenants Ludlow and Fessenden both wounded. The officers and men remained with their pieces firing until they were forcibly
Casualties: officers killed 1, officers wounded 2, enlisted men killed 12, enlisted men wounded 16, enlisted men missing 13; horses killed 45; horses wounded 20; caissons abandoned 6. Not engaged on the 20th.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1061.)
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° 55.841′ N, 85° 14.355′ 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 H, 5th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Liddell's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. King's BrigadeBaird's Division (about 400 feet away); 31st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Warren Mississippi Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 800 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 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.