Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery
Text on South Side of Monument:
Text on East Side of Monument:
Morning of September
9th Ohio Volunteers
Text on North Side of Monument:
Text on West Side of Monument:
Killed 1st Lieutenant
Howard M. Burnham
12 Enlisted Men
Wounded 2nd Lieutenants
Joshua A. Fessenden
16 Enlisted Men
13 Enlisted Men
Erected 1893. (Marker Number MT-1062.)
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° 55.836′ N, 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 (a few steps from this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baird'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 700 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 monument and the monument'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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is a, “5'6" x 5'6" x 11'6", blue Westerly granite monument has polished cylindrical shaft with inscription to which 4 red granite cannon tubes are attached. Conical cap ends in carved pedestal that once supported a now-missing granite sphere."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.