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

Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery

King's Brigade

 

Baird's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Text on South Side of Monument:

Burnham's
Battery H.
5th U.S.
Artillery


Text on East Side of Monument:

Fought on This
Ground
Morning of September
19th, 1863.
Was Captured
By
Liddell's Division
and Recaptured
By
Kammerling's
9th Ohio Volunteers


Text on North Side of Monument:

3rd Brigade

1st Division

14th Corps


Text on West Side of Monument:

Casualties.
Killed 1st Lieutenant
Howard M. Burnham
And
12 Enlisted Men
Wounded 2nd Lieutenants
Israel Ludlow
And
Joshua A. Fessenden
And
16 Enlisted Men
Captured
13 Enlisted Men

 
Erected 1893. (Marker Number MT-1062.)
 
Location. 34° 55.836′ N, 85° 14.355′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the South Side of the Monument.
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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods along the horse trail north of Brotherton Road, map site #78". 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."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the East Side of the Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the North Side of the Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
5. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the West Side of the Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
6. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the Monument, with the related cast iron tablet in the foreground, in front of the Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
7. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the Monument, with its adjacent cannons, that mark the position of this Battery.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
8. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
Another view of the Monument, with its adjacent cannons, that mark the position of this Battery.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
9. Battery H, 5th U.S. Artillery Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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