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

Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery

 
 
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.  Text inscribed on the Stone Monument:

Battery M.
Fourth U.S. Artillery
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Corps.

Text on Plaque, affixed to the Front of the Monument:

Battery M,
4th. U.S. Artillery,
1st. Lieut. F. D. L. Russell
Commanding,
Grose's Brigade,
Palmer's Division,
Crittenden's Corps. was
engaged Sept. 19th, & 20 th, 1863.
Here the Battery
performed its most
important service.
Casualties;
enlisted men killed 2,
wounded 6;
horses killed or disabled 13.

 
Erected 1894 by the United States government. (Marker Number MT-1060.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1213.
 
Location. 34° 55.444′ N, 85° 15.666′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in the national park that
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preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Poe Road, map site #138”. 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. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'6" x 6'6" x 7'6", rock-faced blue Westerly granite monument has single-slab base, battered inscribed pedestal & vertical shaft. Shaft contains bronze inscription plaque and large bronze flag that rises above top of stone.”

I used
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the plaque that is affixed to the monument.
the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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 M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the text inscribed on the stone base of the monument.
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
5. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
6. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical monument, looking south, along Poe Road.
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
7. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical monument, looking north, along Poe Road.
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
8. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
A distant view of the historical monument, in the background, with the Poe Road street sign in the foreground.
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
9. Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery Marker
A distant view of the historical monument (the second of the two monuments in view), in the background, with the Chickamauga Battlefield Tour sign in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8, 9. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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