Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Johnson's Division —
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863, Afternoon
Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Charles W. Scovill
2d Lieutenant Roland G. Day
During the general withdrawal from the Kelly field line about 5:30 p.m. in which this Battery attached prolonges and retired firing canister at the rapidly advancing enemy; the Battery came into position on this ground supported by the Brigade, and remained till all the Union troops had passed, when it retired with the rear guard to Rossville, reaching that point unmolested at about midnight.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-912.)
Location. 34° 56.32′ N, 85° 16.165′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from McFarland Gap Road west of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker 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. Withdrawal of the Union Left (approx. half a mile away); 92nd Ohio Infantry (approx. half a mile away); 36th Ohio Infantry (approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Chickamauga (approx. half a mile away); Warren's Mississippi Light Artillery (approx. half a mile away); Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (approx. half a mile away); Field Artillery (approx. half a mile away); Historic Plaques and Markers (approx. 0.6 miles 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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.