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

Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Willich's Brigade

 

— Johnson's Division —

 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
1. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 56.32′ N, 85° 16.165′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Distant view of the marker looking east along the park hiking trail.
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. Marker can be reached from McFarland Gap Road west of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated north of one of the park's roadside parking areas, near the site of the Brock House. 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); Reynolds' Division (approx. half a mile away); Fort Oglethrorpe, Georgia (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). 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).”
 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker (tablet), next to a related cannon, that marks the site of this battery.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the marker (tablet) looking west along the park hiking trail.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
5. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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May. 27, 2022